Iran to unveil three nuclear achievements: AEOI

General view of the heavy water reactor near the Iranian city of Arak (filer photo)
General view of the heavy water reactor near the Iranian city of Arak (filer photo)

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says the country is to unveil a number of new achievements in the nuclear industry.

The three nuclear achievements in the medical field will be unveiled by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, IRNA quoted the AEOI as saying on Saturday.

The announcement comes ahead of a fresh round of high-level nuclear talks between Iran and the six powers – the US, the UK, France, Germany, China, and Russia -, scheduled to begin in the Austrian capital of Vienna on May 13.

Representatives from Iran and the six countries are working to hammer out a comprehensive deal following a landmark nuclear accord reached in the Swiss city of Geneva last November. The Geneva deal took effect on January 20.

On April 9, AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi said that Iranian scientists have launched an Oxygen-18 isotope production unit at Arak nuclear facility.

Salehi said Iran is seeking to produce stable radio isotopes which are commonly used in diverse industrial, medical and environmental fields.

Iran has announced that the Arak reactor, which uses natural uranium to produce radio medicine, is planned to gradually replace the Tehran Research Reactor to produce medical radioisotopes for cancer patients.

Iran and the six powers wrapped up their latest round of high-level nuclear talks in Vienna on April 9.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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