TEHRAN (Iran News) –The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) stressed that enemies failed to stop Iran’s nuclear progress by imposing sanctions, industrial sabotage, and terror.
Attending the opening ceremony of Iran’s 53rd Nuclear Industry achievements exhibition, and in response to Iran Press Mohammad Eslami noted: Despite efforts of the west to destroy Iran’s nuclear industry, derivatives of heavy water have made great progress in medical and medicine sectors.
Eslami further noted: In the pharmaceutical field, Iran is deriving medicine that can replace their chemical ones in the world, and it is considered a fundamental development. Referring to the Islamic Revolution’s victory, and highlighting Iran’s prominent achievements, he concluded: “Today a cereal detoxification device was unveiled which can be useful in food industry, health sector. It improves country’s economy, and will increase agricultural products’ export.”
During the event, the achievements of the Atomic Energy Organization, including the nuclear safety system center, the design, and construction of various nuclear measurement systems, nuclear fusion technology, the acquisition of knowledge and quantum technology, the design and construction of various industrial and medical lasers, the development of agriculture with nuclear technology have been displayed.
He also lamented the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) latest report about the country’s nuclear activities at Fordow nuclear facility, saying the IAEA inspector’s interpretation of their visit to the nuclear plant was “incorrect.”
The UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday accused Iran of making an undeclared change to the interconnection between the two clusters of advanced machines enriching uranium to up to 60% purity at its Fordow plant.
“The agency’s position is regrettable,” d Eslami, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said, during the opening ceremony of an exhibition on the country’s latest achievements in the field of nuclear industry.
Eslami explained that the IAEA inspector’s interpretation of their inspection of Fordow was incorrect, but they immediately reported it to the agency.
“We immediately provided the explanation [to the IAEA]…the agency’s inspector found out that they had made a mistake,” Eslami added.
Back in November, Iran sent a letter to the IAEA informing it of a decision to start enriching uranium to the purity level of 60% at its Fordow nuclear facility.
Eslami said the exhibition aims to prove that the nature of the country’s nuclear achievements is completely different from what the West claims about non-peaceful objectives of the nuclear work.
He added that Iran intends to generate 20 percent of the country’s electricity via nuclear energy.
The Iranian nuclear chief also said that the use of nuclear energy in the medical fields, the environment, health and food security is also on the organization’s agenda.
The 53rd exhibition of Iran’s nuclear Industry achievements was inaugurated at Milad Tower on Thursday.
The exhibition showcases the latest nuclear products made in Iran. Attended by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami, the expo put on display different applications of the nuclear sector, from centrifuges to radiopharmaceuticals and particle accelerators.
In recent years, Iran has been trying to diversify the applications of its nuclear sector. Besides power generation, the country is now focusing on particle accelerators for food irradiation and radiotherapy.
Since Iran indigenized its nuclear industry in 2006, it has constantly been targeted by sanctions over what the West calls fears of a nuclear bomb, something which Tehran categorically rejects, saying its nuclear program is civilian and peaceful.
By displaying these nuclear products, Iran tries to show the West that sanctions cannot disrupt its nuclear program.
At the same time, it wants to tell the parties to the 2015 deal that Tehran will keep building up its nuclear industry even beyond the JCPOA limits, if sanctions are not removed.