News ID: 324415
Published: 0419 GMT October 02, 2022

Eslami: Sanctions aimed at preventing powerful Iran

Eslami: Sanctions aimed at preventing powerful Iran

Political Desk

The West has imposed cruel sanctions on Tehran in the nuclear sector based on unfounded accusations and under unrealistic pretexts and is insisting upon their continuation as it does not afford to bear Iran’s technological progress, said the country’s nuclear chief.

Making the remark in an address to a number of university professors and staff on Sunday, Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said the Islamic Republic maintains that making progress in the field of modern sciences and emerging technologies is faced with stiff opposition from major powers as they, in no way, afford to tolerate that Iran becomes an independent and prominent state in the area of modern technologies, Mehr News Agency reported.

He noted that today, a country’s power is not defined by its underground reserves, but by scientific and technological advances, which are a determining factor, giving their possessor an edge, stressing that being a pioneer in these areas is a symbol of having power.

Eslami said since the victory of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, numerous bids have been made to stymie the country’s progress and movement, particularly, in the nuclear sector, where based on unfounded allegations and unrealistic pretexts, cruel sanctions have been imposed on the Islamic Republic.

He emphasized that the West is insisting upon the continuation of its sanctions against Iran and has a dogged will to prevent the Islamic Republic from gaining access to modern technologies.

Eslami said the AEOI has focused on four main and fundamental areas, among which is development of nuclear reactors and power plants, adding given the ongoing global energy crisis, the entire world has made a remarkable shift toward developing nuclear power plants.

Despite having proved, on numerous occasions, the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities, Iran has, over the past years – except for a brief period between 2016 and 2018 – been under diverse sanctions.

In 2015, Tehran signed a nuclear deal with world powers, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreeing to put some curbs on its peaceful nuclear program in return for the removal of the international sanctions. In May 2018, however, the United States under former president Donald Trump pulled out of the JCPOA and reimposed Washington’s unilateral sanctions on Tehran.




Resource: Mehr News Agency
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