Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami stressed that the Islamic Republic safeguards its right to enjoy nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
In comments on Monday, Eslami said that acquiring nuclear technology is a legitimate source of power for any country.
He argued that all countries, including Iran, are entitled to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and that Iran intends to use that right, Tasnm news agency reported.
However, certain powers have abused their veto right at the UN Security Council to prevent Iran from developing its peaceful nuclear program, he noted.
According to Eslami, numerous allegations have been leveled against the Islamic Republic over the years and its nuclear dossier has been sent to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the UN Security Council.
Resolutions and sanctions have been slapped against Iran as a result, he added, as quoted by Press TV.
The Iranian nuclear chief also noted that Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has in the past 25 years stressed the importance of developing nuclear technology.
He added that the AEOI has adopted a comprehensive strategic document and taken major steps to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Eslami’s remarks came a few hours before Iran provided the European Union with its final conclusion on high-profile negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).