Baku, Azerbaijan, April 9
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Today Iran marks the National Nuclear Technology Day.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to attend a ceremony celebrating the day on April 9, the country's Fars news agency reported.
An exhibition will be held on the occasion of the day at the venue of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Spokesman of the organization, Behrouz Kamalvandi said.
He added that Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is slated to pay a visit to the exhibition on April 9.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical research instead.
Under a six-month interim deal between Iran and the P5+1(the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) which took effect on Jan. 20, the six major powers agreed to give Iran access to its $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if the country fulfills the deal's terms which offer sanctions relief in exchange for steps on curbing the Iranian nuclear program.
The two sides intend to continue their talks to reach a final agreement to fully resolve the decade-old dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program.