Saturday, April 10, 2021

Iran has taken a step forward in building an atomic bomb

Iran has introduced new and improved multiple centrifuges. Tehran says it has begun the next step in enriching radioactive uranium in centrifuges. 

At the same time, the country has demonstrated a number of technological discoveries and achievements in an effort to make peaceful use of its nuclear program. 

President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the Iran nuclear deal on Saturday amid a series of important talks with the countries concerned. 

According to Al Jazeera, President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a number of projects across the country, including 164 IR-8 centrifuges, at the Natanz nuclear power plant via video conference from Tehran on Saturday. He also inaugurated an exhibition of about 155 new technology products for civilian and medical use. 

Friday was Iran's National Atomic Technology Day. On this occasion, various programs are being implemented from this day. 

Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said earlier that the biggest achievement in the uranium enrichment sector was the mechanical testing of the IR-9 centrifuge. It is the most important centrifuge in Iran. It is made by the Iranians in their own way and it is working well.

The influential Middle Eastern country sat down to discuss a nuclear deal with the international arena on Tuesday. Talks were held to return America to the agreement. 

Talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on reviving the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the five nations have so far yielded no positive results. It has been informed that new discussions will start from next Wednesday. 

In 2015, Iran signed an agreement with five permanent members of the Security Council - the United States, China, France, Russia, Britain and the European Union. Under the terms, the country will refrain from developing nuclear weapons. Countries that have signed the agreement, including the United States, will lift several financial sanctions on Tehran. 

But in 2016, the United States unilaterally pulled out of the deal, accusing Iran of trying to build a nuclear weapon. Iran has been vocal in its criticism of the decision by then-US President Donald Trump

But last year, with the capture of US diplomat Joe Biden, speculation began about US involvement in the deal. But this time around, analysts say that the possibility has been dashed by Iran's move.

Earlier this month, a top Iranian official said that Iran would suspend uranium enrichment to 20 levels only if sanctions were lifted. 

In an interview with Press TV, the official said that uranium enrichment at 20 levels was being carried out under Article 37 of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and that the program could only be stopped after sanctions on Iran were lifted. 

He stressed that Iran would not suspend its current nuclear activities until all sanctions were lifted. 

"The Biden administration is wasting time," he said. "If they do not lift sanctions on Iran soon, Tehran will take the next step, which will further reduce its commitment to the nuclear deal."


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