Iran Marks Nuclear Technology Day, Unveils New Achievements

In a ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani here in Tehran, Iran marked the National Nuclear Technology Day by unveiling dozens of new achievements.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) unveiled 83 homegrown achievements in the nuclear industry on Monday, as the country is celebrating the National Nuclear Technology Day.

In a ceremony in Tehran, President Rouhani inaugurated a number of the outstanding projects and systems via video conference calls, including the process of transferring the first shipment of yellow cake (a type of uranium concentrate powder), produced in a factory in the city of Ardakan, to a Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan.

AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi made a speech at the beginning of the event, saying the country has made headways in the nuclear industry, which has also contributed to progress in the industrial and medical sectors.

He also noted that his organizations has prioritized plans to strengthen the pharmaceutical production industry, saying the nuclear research centers have contributed to radio medicine projects.

Pointing to the construction of the second and third units of Bushehr nuclear power plant in cooperation with Russia, Salehi said the project would stabilize Iran’s position as the region’s leading country in employing nuclear plants.

As regards the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), Salehi said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed Iran’s compliance with the deal.

Should the other parties shift their conduct regarding the JCPOA, Iran will make decisions according to its foreign policy agenda to protect its interests, he added.

All parties should enjoy benefits of the nuclear deal, and it is unacceptable to see that only one side would bear the costs while certain parties do not honor commitments to the deal, Salehi explained.

In recent years, Iranian scientists have made remarkable progress in the field of peaceful nuclear technology despite the sanctions imposed by the West.

It is the 12th year Iran is celebrating a national day to mark its achievements in the nuclear industry.

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