Iranian deputy FM has said Iran’s scientific advancement led world powers to the negotiation table.
Addressing a gathering of international deputies and managers of universities and higher education institutions held at Shahid Beheshti University, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi said “the Islamic Revolution has offered us components by which we can turn into an international power through discourse.”
“Currently being a great power in the region and beyond, the Islamic Republic of Iran plays a significant role in regional issues,” he added.
Araghchi underlined that despite international sanctions, Iran has experienced extensive scientific development over the past years while the Iranian nation have always had maximum participation in social and political arenas like presidential elections.
“We are also highly capable in terms of diplomatic power which needs to be extended to universities to increase their international relations,” stressed the official noting “the Leader of Islamic Revolution has created the necessary mind map for guiding the country in scientific and technological fields.”
Deputy FM noted that the country will turn into a power beyond the region; “nuclear negotiations have capacitated Iran’s power components on scientific and diplomatic areas.”
“Having suffered great disappointment over futile strategies like sanctions or military threats, world powers were brought to the negotiation table as a result of Iran’s scientific strength,” he continued.
Araghchi further noted that Arak’s heavy water reactor will continue activities even after the nuclear deal since JCPOA has legalized Iran’s nuclear program clearing the path for cooperation with all countries.
“The international community and the Security Council have recognized Iran and the purchase of Iran’s heavy water surplus indicates that other countries including the US respect the scientific achievements of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” emphasized the official.
Araghchi further said on the basis of planning, Arak’s reactor will become modernized via an Iranian firm while the 5+1 is supposed to cooperate with Iran in this regard.
“After the implementation of JCPOA, there remains no limit on placing Iranian universities at international levels and the country’s students are currently able to pursue higher education without any difficulty,” maintained the official.