Iran devises strategy for industrialized nuclear program
The administration of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced a plan for boosting the country's nuclear development.
The spokesperson for the Raisi administration, Ali Bahadori Jahromi, made an announcement on Tuesday that Iran will advance its nuclear program by unveiling a document that details the country's nuclear development boost.
Jahromi detailed that the "Comprehensive Strategic Document for Nuclear Development" will be unveiled by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday.
“The comprehensive strategic document for the development of the country's nuclear power will be unveiled on the 20th of Farvardin (April 9) in a ceremony hosted by the Atomic Energy Organization and attended by the president," he said during a press briefing.
Mohammad Eslami, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), who is in charge of putting together the document, stated that it properly covered the AEOI's situation as well as the country's nuclear strategy.
According to Eslami, the document "passed the legal approval process and fortunately, in the first working days of 1401 [the Iranian new calendar year], we have a comprehensive document for this organization, and God willing, it will be unveiled on April 9, by the president.”
The document includes multiple aspects of nuclear technology, the industrialization of Iran in various fields, and issues that have not yet been addressed.
In terms of nuclear power, the document lays the groundwork for the development of power facilities with a capacity of up to 10,000 MW.
The AEOI's leader also said that his group is now constructing a 360 MW power plant in Darokhovein, Khuzestan. This factory, according to Eslami, will be built entirely by Iranians.
The new document, which amounts to a nuclear doctrine, comes as negotiations in Vienna over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have come to a halt due to the Biden administration's unwillingness to make political decisions about the talks.
It demonstrates Iran's willingness to enhance its nuclear infrastructure and knowledge through local means. In the face of Western pressure, Iran has been attempting to preserve and progress its nuclear program.
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Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian had blamed the United States on Sunday for the protraction of the Vienna Talks and said that Tehran is ready for a good and sustainable agreement.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for a good and sustainable agreement, but so far the American side, by some of its excessive demands, has been directly responsible for the protraction of the talks," he said.
Iran has stated that it will not accept anything less than the complete removal of all US sanctions in a verifiable manner. It also wants assurances that Washington will not withdraw from the agreement again.