Iran displays major nuclear achievements
Iran has launched an exhibition to display its latest achievements in the field of nuclear and relevant technologies, including therapies, products, and new equipment.
One of them, Lutetium-177, is a major radio-medicine used in the treatment of cancer. Its developers say it is an outstanding achievement in the nuclear sector.
This exhibition is a part of ceremonies marking the National Day of Nuclear Technology, which falls on April 9th. It commemorates Iran’s first enrichment of uranium at an industrial scale in 2006.
In addition to the 77 new achievements displayed on Saturday, the Iranian president unveiled what he called the comprehensive strategic document for nuclear development.
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran says the document provides a roadmap for the country's nuclear program in the next two decades.
Iran has been the target of tough economic sanctions since it indigenized its nuclear industry. In 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the JCPOA, was signed between Iran and the world powers, which promised a sanctions relief for the country in return for curbs on its nuclear program.
The US left the accord in 2018 and reinstated its sanctions, prompting Iran to retaliate by scaling back its nuclear commitments in a retaliatory move under the JCPOA.
Iran and the remaining parties to the deal have been holding the Vienna talk since April last year to salvage the deal. The talks envisage the removal of all sanctions against Iran in return for allowing the US to rejoin the pact. Iran will subsequently return to its full compliance with its nuclear obligations.
By displaying these products, Iran tries to prove to the West that the sanctions have not been a hurdle to its nuclear ambitions. At the same time, Tehran wants to tell the JCPOA parties that it will keep developing its nuclear industry if sanctions are not removed.