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Iran president unveils latest nuclear achievements

7 April 2016 12:01


President Hassan Rouhani unveils some of Iran’s latest nuclear achievements during a ceremony held ahead of the country’s National Nuclear Technology Day on Friday.

Rouhani unveiled 12 nuclear achievements on Thursday during the ceremony, which was held in the Iranian capital.

The president said the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries has provided a good opportunity for national unity inside Iran as well as for interaction with the world.

Iran and the P5+1 — the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia plus Germany —finalized the nuclear agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015. They started to implement the JCPOA on January 16.

President Rouhani also said Iran’s military power poses no threat to any country in the region and the world.

“We are not a threat to any country. We pose no threat to any country, nor do we have any plan to threaten them or put pressure on them,” he said.

“During the 37 years after the [victory of] the Islamic Revolution, we invaded no country, nor did we threaten anyone. We just defended ourselves when we were invaded,” Rouhani stressed.

Deputy Interior Minister Hossein-Ali Amiri said that the Nuclear Technology Day celebrates the Iranian nation’s achievements after “10 years of resistance.”

The fact that “the world has recognized the Islamic Republic of Iran’s right to use nuclear energy is among the most significant achievements of the nation’s resistance in the past 10 years,” Amiri said.

He also stressed that the important role President Rouhani played during the long process of nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 group of countries should not be ignored.

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