AEOI Head Declares Iran’s 15-Year-Long Plan to Develop N. Technology
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that the country is compiling a 15-year-long plan to further expand its peaceful nuclear know-how and capabilities.
“A 15-year-long plan is being compiled and the plan will be reviewed every 5 years,” Salehi said, addressing a ceremony at Fordo nuclear site near the Central city of Qom on Monday.
“One of our plans is to move on the path of commercialization and we hope to gain success in this arena,” he added.
Salehi also announced Iran’s plans to construct a nuclear hospital and two small nuclear power plants in the Southern province of Bushehr to desalinate water.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran would commercialize nuclear technology as soon as the nuclear agreement comes into practice in near future.
“Our nuclear program has been recognized in the Resolution 2231 and world powers are eager to cooperate with us in this regard,” Rouhani told reporters.
The president added that the Islamic Republic plans to export enriched UF6 and import yellow cake from abroad.
He elaborated that Iran will bring modern technology through cooperation with two countries of the Group 5+1 (the US, China, Russia, France and Britain plus Germany)
Iran and the world powers reached a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.
A week later, the UNSC unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the 5+1 group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Now the US Congress and the Iranian parliament have less than 60 days to review the deal to approve or reject its practice.