Jul 7, 2021, 11:49 PM
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Qaribabadi: Iran not going to wait for others in field of nuclear sciences

London, IRNA – Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative at Vienna-based International Organizations Kazem Qaribababdi said on Wednesday that Iran has the needed technological science and is not going to sit idle waiting for others to provide for its technological needs.

Qaribababdi said that the expression of fake concern by some JCPOA members about the production of a small amount of metallic uranium by Iran is by no means acceptable for Tehran especially now that it is focusing on production of the silicide fuel.

He made the remarks while talking to media people in Vienna when he said what some JCPAO members have expressed as "their concerns"is not worth a reply by Iran.

Each year more than 800,000 patients in Iran use the radio medicines produced by Tehran Research Reactor (TRT), he reiterated.

The Iranian diplomat added that the TRT’s fuel is 20% enriched uranium, and by treating the 20% enriched silicide we have provided the fuel for that rector and highly improved the radio medicines that it produces.

Producing metallic uranium is a necessary step in the midway of manufacturing silicide, he added.

He said that although in accordance with the JCPOA, Iran was after running research program on uranium fuel rods at low level after ten years, and before 15 years, and after presenting its programs for doing so at the Joint JCPOA Commission; but it should be kept in mind the Iran announced the 5th step of decreasing its JCPOA commitments in January 2019, according to which Iran’s nuclear program is faced with no limitations in the operational field from them on, save for serving our own technical demands.

Even if the JCPOA will be fully implemented, too, this JCPOA commitment cannot mean that if Iran has such a need, those who possess its technology in the world should not provide it for Iran, he reiterated.

Qaribabadi said that at the ongoing JCPOA negotiations, too, Iran put forth its request for receiving silicide, reiterating: But none of the producing countries of that product gave us any definite guarantee to provide it for us.

Respectively, although in a number of the articles of JCPOA facilitating for improvement of Iran’s radio medicines by other JCPOA sides is mentioned, but everyone refrained from meeting its commitments in line with the most peaceful use of the nuclear technology, he stressed.

He said that thanks to the progress achieved as result of the endeavors of Iran's hard working nuclear scientists at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Iran can now produce the silicide fuel itself. 

The foreign ministers of the three European members of JCPOA had on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" that Iran’s decision to produce silicide will affect the results of the Vienna nuclear talks for revival of JCPOA.

That is while Iran remained fully committed to its JCPOA obligations despite the US unilateral exit from it, and Europe’s parallel refraining from meeting its commitments, after which Iran began decreasing its JCPAO commitments in five phases, all in accordance with the JCPOA articles in case the other sides have done so in advance.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a country that respects its international commitments, has announced that if the United States will termite all its illegally imposed sanctions, and it will be justified by Iranian officials, Iran, too, will begin fully observing its JCPOA commitments.


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