|Iran to unveil five new radioisotopes||
TEHRAN – Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Director Fereydoun Abbasi has said that Iran plans to unveil five new domestically produced radioisotopes.
“The atomic energy organization has already produced 15 radioisotopes, and the production of five new radioisotopes is underway,” Abbasi said on the sidelines of a ceremony held in Tehran on Sunday to commemorate Iranian nuclear scientists who have been assassinated by terrorists.
Radioisotope is a radioactive isotope which is used in physical and biological researches and therapeutics.
The radioisotopes which are produced in Iran are mainly used for diagnosis and treatment of various cancers or are used to alleviate cancer-related pains.
Commenting on the next round of talks between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is scheduled to be held on January 16, Abbasi said, “The talks should be held in such as way that our fundamental rights are guaranteed so that we can enjoy our rights in return for our obligations to the agency.”
The latest round of talks between Iran and the UN nuclear agency was held in Tehran on December 13.
On December 14, IAEA Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts said that progress had been made in the Tehran talks.
The IAEA team leader also said that the next round of talks between Iran and the IAEA was expected to lead to a deal on resuming an investigation into Tehran’s nuclear program.
On the negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) over the country’s nuclear program, Abbasi said that the sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States are not related to nuclear talks, adding that the sanctions are adopted because Iran is an independent country, but Iran will not relinquish its nuclear rights.
Iran says a new round of talks between Iran and the six major powers will be held in January.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Abbasi said that Iranian security and intelligence forces have uncovered and foiled several plots to assassinate Iranian nuclear scientists.
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