“Our country has achieved complete self-sufficiency in many nuclear [-energy related] areas and is ready to offer [relevant] training and build centrifuges in other countries,” IRNA quoted Fereydoun Abbasi as saying on Thursday.
He added that the Islamic Republic had managed to carry out all processes related to the generation of nuclear energy, including production of yellow cake and enrichment of uranium, domestically, using the services of Iranian scientists.
“We are currently fully capable of processing [uranium-rich] ore into yellow cake and enriching uranium up to 20 percent,” Abbasi added.
The United States, israel, and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used this pretext to push for the imposition of sanctions on the Islamic Republic as well as to call for a military attack on the country.
Iran, however, maintains that, as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has every right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities, but has never found any evidence of diversion in Iran’s civilian nuclear program.