Tehran (IP) - The Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Agency (AEOI) says the legislation was passed for uranium enrichment with a high percentage so that the sanctions on Iran would be lifted.

Iran PressIran news: Mohammad Eslami said on Saturday that AEOI has been tasked to carry out 60% uranium enrichment based on the Strategic Action Law passed by the Parliament.

Iran has done high-purity uranium enrichment in order to lift the sanctions, Eslami said and recalled that the goal of the lawmakers to pass such a law was to take strategic action against the sanctions.

He noted: "The criterion of our cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the provisions of the Tehran Statement, which was signed by the parties in March last year, and it has not in odds with the strategic action law."

Eslami referred to the country's path to nuclear industrialization as of the beginning of the Raisi administration in a 20-year perspective, including the plans to complete phases 2 and 3 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant along with the construction of a power plant to generate 10,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity. 

He mentioned increasing the precision of the radiopharmaceuticals produced for illness diagnosis, irradiating the food products, including fruits, to prevent their corruption, and establishing nuclear desalination water stations are among the plans in the 20-year perspective.  

In the region, Eslami explained, UAE has activated a plant with 5,600 MW capacity, of which 2,800 MW are being prepared. Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are also strongly looking for the development of their nuclear power plants. Turkey is also entering into a contract with Russia to build nuclear power plants.

"France launched 13 new nuclear projects last year and called it their nuclear renaissance. The world is rapidly seeking to increase the use of this type of energy," recalled the Head of AEOI.


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