This file photo shows Iranian technicians working on uranium enrichment installations at Natanz facility.
Western countries, particularly the United States, are the losers in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program, a senior Iranian lawmaker says.
“In the [nuclear] game, Iran reached all its goals including enrichment and access to nuclear know-how but they [the US and Western countries] did not attain their objectives, which was the suspension of enrichment in Iran. So, our country was the winner of this big game,” Chairman of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Wednesday.
He added that Western countries would one day face no option but to accept Iran’s nuclear realities.
Countries which are currently playing a role in imposing sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program had pledged to supply more than 20,000 megawatts nuclear energy to the country before the Islamic Revolution, the legislator said, adding, “This shows that the US and West’s nuclear issue with Iran is a political debate.”
Despite broad sanctions, the Islamic establishment made its decision to proceed with the path of nuclear energy activities, Boroujerdi pointed out.
The lawmaker’s remarks came a day after Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi said the Islamic Republic would not stop enriching uranium for its nuclear energy program.
The Iranian official reiterated that Iran’s enrichment activities were completely under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and therefore there was no cause for concern.
The United States, the Israeli regime and some of their allies falsely claim that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and the European Union using the claim as a pretext to impose illegal sanctions on Iran.
Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes as a signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the IAEA.