Press TV, Tehran
The 53rd exhibition of Iran’s nuclear Industry achievements was inaugurated at Milad Tower on Thursday.
The exhibition showcases the latest nuclear products made in Iran. Attended by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Mohammad Eslami, the expo put on display different applications of the nuclear sector, from centrifuges to radiopharmaceuticals and particle accelerators.
In recent years, Iran has been trying to diversify the applications of its nuclear sector. Besides power generation, the country is now focusing on particle accelerators for food irradiation and radiotherapy.
Since Iran indigenized its nuclear industry in 2006, it has constantly been targeted by sanctions over what the West calls fears of a nuclear bomb, something which Tehran categorically rejects, saying its nuclear program is civilian and peaceful.
Following the US withdrawal from the 2015 deal and reinstatement of sanctions in 2018, Iran took retaliatory steps by scaling back its commitments to the pact, increasing both the volume and percentage of its Uranium enrichment.
The Vienna discussions between Iran and the remaining parties to the 2015 deal, which aim to revive the 2015 accord, have remained stalled since August last year.
This is as Washington refuses to lift the sanctions it imposed on Iran following its withdrawal from the 2015 agreement known as the JCPOA.
By displaying these nuclear products, Iran tries to show the West that sanctions cannot disrupt its nuclear program.
At the same time, it wants to tell the parties to the 2015 deal that Tehran will keep building up its nuclear industry even beyond the JCPOA limits, if sanctions are not removed.
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