Iran is seeking to distinguish its peaceful use of nuclear technology from the 2015 nuclear deal negotiations.
Tehran, Iran – Top Iranian officials have promised to continue working on the peaceful use of the country’s nuclear program as they announced several “achievements” during a ceremony in Tehran to mark The country’s National Nuclear Technology Day.
Saturday’s ceremony, attended by President Ebrahim Raisi and Nuclear Director Mohammad Eslami, featured several displays of radioactive drugs aimed primarily at treating and preventing the spread of cancer, some Applications of plasma technology, including deploying cold plasma to treat cancer patients and displaying laser-based technology for industrial use.
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says it has produced a prototype silicide fuel plate to supply the Tehran Research Reactor, with the aim of significantly increasing electricity production using nuclear power plants. including the adoption of a new plant in operation at Darkhovin in the western province of Khuzestan.
The president said peaceful advances in Iran’s domestic nuclear program were “irreversible” and that his government would continue to support them.
Regarding cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Eslami said that Iran will continue to try to bring the relationship in a “professional” direction that does not include the interference of “enemies”.
Iran’s insistence on developing a nuclear program it maintains is for peaceful purposes comes as it is engaged in indirect negotiations with the United States in an effort to restore the nuclear deal. Its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.
The agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), limits Iran’s ability to enrich uranium to 3.67% while limiting its stockpile of enrichment and the use of advanced centrifuges.
But after the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement and imposed sanctions, Iran gradually abandoned those limits.
Iran began enriching uranium to 60%, the highest rate ever, days after last year’s National Nuclear Technology Day, when start feeding advanced IR6 centrifuge.
The day after last year’s ceremony, Iran’s main nuclear facilities at Natanz were hit by a second sabotage attack in less than a year, which is believed to have significantly damaged multiple centrifuges. due to a major power outage.
This country blames Israel for what it calls “Nuclear Terror” at the underground construction site. Talks in Vienna to restore the JCPOA began more than a year ago but were “put on hold” last month when multilateral talks including China, Russia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom concluded. end.
The main issue currently preventing a final deal is whether a Designation of “foreign terrorist organization” Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) will be withdrawn by the US.
Iran’s foreign ministry said a deal could be reached quickly if the US gave up its “excessive demands”.
US officials say they are committed to diplomacy but are less optimistic about a deal.