Israel, Iran and Pakistan said cooperating on landmark science project

SESAME-new-roof-croppednews51s5f454sfThe Middle East’s SESAME particle accelerator in Jordan aims to begin its first experiments as early as this fall, ahead of it’s inauguration in the spring, the Guardian daily reports. 
SESAME, short for Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, is an astonishing 20-year long effort to establish an advanced physics research facility, equipped with a sophisticated electron accelerator, in the town of  al-Balqa, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Amman. The project has brought together several unlikely partners, including Israel, Iran, Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey, Pakistan, Cyprus and the Palestinian Authority, becoming a symbol of cooperation in the Middle East.