Iran to export nuclear technologies
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 / Trend D. Khatinoglu/
Iran will soon become an exporter of nuclear technologies, Mehr News Agency reported with reference Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoon Abbasi.
Iran plans to generate 20 megawatt electricity through launching nuclear power plants. "We want to attract more researchers and scientists and active the private sector's participation in this field.
"We are completing construction of the IR-40 research reactor," Abbasi added.
The IR-40 is an Iranian 40 megawatt (thermal) heavy water reactor under construction in Arak.
"We reached self -sufficiency on nuclear technology despite sanctions and we will export nuclear technologies in near future," he said.
The U.S. and its allies accuse Iran of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has denied the charges, saying its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity and producing isotopes to treat medical patients.
Iran's refusal to abandon its nuclear activities has resulted in adopting 6th resolution by the UN Security Council in 2010, as well as additional unilateral sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress and the foreign ministers of all EU countries, which were primarily directed against the banking, financial and energy sectors of Iran.