AEOI Head: 20 Iranian Radiopharmaceutical Projects in Progress
TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami hailed the country's great progress in nuclear medicine, and said that his country is working on 20 projects for developing new radiopharmaceuticals.
Speaking during a TV program on Saturday night, Eslami said the National Nuclear Technology Day is a special day for the AEOI to take bigger steps.
“We have 20 radiopharmaceutical projects in progress,” he said, vowing to step up efforts to achieve more progress in the application of peaceful nuclear technologies.
He added that in the previous Iranian year, Iranian scientists registered 159 scientific, technological, and industrial achievements.
Registering 159 nuclear achievements, he stated, is a clear manifestation of being active and innovative.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the nuclear chief lamented that Iran’s radiopharmaceutical industry has been targeted by inhumane US-led sanctions.
“Our only radiopharmaceutical company has been sanctioned. This is a very interesting point and a very good example [against] the claim of human rights that they (Western powers) make, showing that there is no shred of humanity and human rights [in their actions],” he continued.
Back in mid-March, Eslami spoke of Iran’s progress in nuclear technology, stating that Tehran has made a pet san machine that is used for diagnosis of cancer.
"Iran is now exporting nuclear medicine products to 9 countries," the official added.
Eslami in December said that Tehran is seeking to become a deuterium drugs hub in the world.
“In a not too distant future we will turn into a hub for manufacturing drugs based on deuterium which are good alternatives to chemical drugs and have lower side effects in comparison (to those drugs),” he continued.
The nuclear head stated the AEOI will continue to provide technologies and equipment to domestic suppliers to help them in their effortsb to manufacture sophisticated drugs and medical appliances.
The AEOI chief has blasted the Western countries' efforts to impede Iran's acquisition and development of new technologies.
He stated that there is a firm determination to prevent Tehran from gaining access to new technologies, criticizing big powers for their opposition in this regard.
"Efforts have been underway by certain countries since the 1979 Islamic Revolution to halt Iran’s technological progress, especially nuclear industry, by leveling baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic," the official noted.