Iran nuclear chief Salehi praises country’s nuclear achievements
The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, has praised the achievements of the country’s peaceful nuclear industry, describing them as unique.
Salehi told Iranian media on Monday that these achievements are the result of the activities and efforts of Iranian scientists during the past eight years.
He said the withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear agreement, accelerated Iran’s nuclear progress.
“The Atomic Energy Organization, in addition to implementing major infrastructure projects such as developing the nuclear fuel cycle, has begun implementing projects for the construction of the second and third units of the Bushehr atomic station, with a value of 10 billion dollars,” he said.
Salehi said another achievement in the country's nuclear technology sector is the construction of a center for the production and development of radiopharmaceuticals (TETRA) and a large radiotherapy center at a cost of 350 million euros, which did not rely on the government's budget.
He pointed out that achievements were made despite US and Western sanctions.