By Iran Review
Iran’s nuclear chief Fereydoun Abbasi says the new round of sanctions by the European Union against Tehran’s oil and banking sectors will have no impact on the country’s nuclear activities.
“Many scientific and industrial technologies in the country, including the nuclear energy industry, have developed and achieved self-sufficiency despite the 30-year sanctions; therefore, the new sanctions will have no impact on the continuity of these activities,” the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said.
He dismissed the adversary powers’ claims that the new sanctions would force Iran into submission to the West’s demands and added that the Islamic Republic has achieved self-sufficiency in various fields such as the nuclear energy industry, despite decades of sanctions on Iran.
The AEOI chief further stated that Iranian experts will counter the new sanctions and continue on their path of success.
Iran’s nuclear chief has expressed hope that the six major world powers will take technical talks over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program seriously.
Referring to the technical talks currently underway in Istanbul between experts from Iran and the P5+1 — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany – the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said “discussions held in Istanbul, Baghdad and Moscow need to be further reviewed in detail within technical and legal fields by experts from both sides to prepare the conditions for the future Iran-P5+1 talks.”