'New era' in Iran science with end of sanctions: report

A picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, shows the president visiting the control room of the Bushehr nuclear power plant on January 13, 2015, in IranThe Iran nuclear deal will usher in a new era in science by lifting sanctions and encouraging research in the Islamic republic, the US journal Science said Thursday. Sanctions aimed at preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon in recent years have also banned scientists from importing fossils, downloading software, subscribing to international science journals and buying much-needed equipment from abroad, the magazine reported in a special issue on the topic. “We got a pretty consistent message that their science is alive and well,” Goodman, who traveled to Iran earlier this year with a group of US university officials looking for ways to collaborate with Iranian scientists, was quoted as saying.

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