TEHRAN (Iran News) –While the West and above all the U.S. tries to undermine progresses of the Islamic Republic of Iran or it tries to resort to Iranophobia in order to isolate this powerful regional country, Iran continues its progresses in all fields and everyday some good news is announced which enrages the enemies of the country.
Although in recent days once again Iran’s nuclear talks have resurfaced as top news item, Tehran made public another achievement in its peaceful nuclear program which disappointed the West and the IAEA.
On Wednesday Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami said that Iran is building a “completely indigenous” nuclear research reactor in Isfahan.
The research reactor to test fuel for other reactors will be built at the Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center, Mohammad Eslami said during a visit to the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in the city.
“We have planned that based on the studies carried out, we will officially start the construction of the research reactor at the Isfahan site in the coming weeks,” the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said.
“It must be said that this project is completely indigenous and Iranian, which will complete the chain of research, evaluation, testing and assurance of our nuclear power production.”
Eslami said the nuclear fuel cycle is the most important part of the nuclear industry.
“It should be noted that until now, all the commotion raised has been for enrichment, and the next station is the fuel cycle industry, which we have already been utilizing at the research semi-industrial stage,” he said in reference to the West’s accusations against Iran’s nuclear program.
Eslami said foreign countries did not cooperate with Iran on completing the nuclear fuel cycle, adding even some countries came to do the project, but they abandoned the work halfway and left it.
Currently, the domestic industrial capacity and engineering change order at the Atomic Energy Agency of Iran and knowledge-based companies enables the country to move toward industrialization in order to produce fuel for reactors, including at the UCF in Isfahan.
“It should be known that nuclear power is designed and built in an integrated manner only in a few countries of the world and because they do not cooperate with us in this field, we must fully develop capacity and localize it … so that the people of Iran can benefit from it and receive clean electricity without any fluctuations” from nuclear facilities, the official said.
So once again Iran showed the world that nobody can stop its determination for achieving more progresses or successes.
Eslami stressed that the main issue regarding the advancement of Iran’s nuclear program is to increase the capacity of domestic power plants.
So far, Iran has built 1,000 megawatts of sustainable nuclear power capacity and is building another 2,000 megawatts of nuclear power plants, he said.
“We have also planned to produce 10,000 megawatts of new nuclear power, with the scheme included in the current budget law,” Eslami added.
He explained that his agency is locating sites, especially in Iran’s south to find suitable places compatible with the requirements of nuclear power plants before launching study and design operations.
“All the same, we will use international partnerships, but we will not wait for anyone, because Iran has sufficient scientific, industrial and technological capacities,” he said.
“Fortunately, there are large companies in the country that can support the 10,000 megawatt nuclear power production program, but we also welcome any company and institution that participates in the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran’s projects.”
Eslami said the clean and sustainable electricity produced at Iran’s first nuclear power plant in Bushehr is equal to about 85 million barrels of oil, which has a great impact on the reduction of pollutants and the health of society.
This is just a small example of Iran’s capabilities for achieving any success no matter how the success is difficult to be attained.
Days before Mr. Eslami’s announcement of this progress, a top commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the country will launch a new satellite into orbit by the year-end.
Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC’s aerospace division, made the announcement on the sidelines of the 12th Malek Ashtar Festival in Tehran.
He said the new home-grown satellite will be launched into space using the country’s Qa’em satellite carrier.
“By God’s will, we will launch the new satellite carrier Qa’em into space by the year-end,” Hajizadeh said, hailing it as a “continuation of [the country’s] achievements” in the field of aerospace technology.
He noted that the enemy today admits to Iran’s military capabilities while asserting that the Islamic Republic, its armed forces, and the IRGC have a “valuable position and real superiority”.
At the same time, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy said speedboats operated by the force have been equipped with radar-evading stealth technology, which can greatly reduce the distances at which they can be detected.
“As you know, the IRGC Navy is a completely strategic force and is in possession of all types of ammunition, ranging from tanks for naval battles to fixed-wing aircraft and drones,” Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said on the sidelines of a ceremony in the Iranian capital Tehran.
“Therefore, it has always been in contact and close cooperation with other forces and military organizations like the Ministry of Defense to produce various military systems and equipment,” Tangsiri said.
Later another important achievement was unveiled when the deputy commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force said the anti-tank missiles and artillery munitions used by the ground forces have been upgraded to become smart and precision strike.
Brigadier General Nozar Nemati also underlined the extensive capabilities of the Iranian armed forces in the production of different military equipment.
Nemati said Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Haydari has already presented three grandiose plans, dubbed Labaik (Allegiance) 1, 2 and 3, to the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
These are just few examples of Iran’s progresses in recent years and if we want to name all of them, it will take long time to name them.
So for this reason the West or any hostile country tries to undermine these achievements and since they are unable to do so at least in the region and inside Iran, they resort to state terrorism or instigating domestic unrests.
Whether the West likes or dislikes, it has to recognize Iran’s power as a major regional or even global actor, and it cannot be able to rob the right of the country through threats or any other unilateral pressures because Iran is not a weak country to collapse with any bully or even attack of them and the Islamic Republic is marching ahead strongly for achieving more progress and prosperity.