Iran Scientists Ready to Counter US Bullying About Use of Nuclear Energy
By Staff, Agencies
Iran’s top atomic authority said Iranian scientists will confront the United States’ bullying targeting the Islamic Republic’s right to peaceful nuclear energy, asserting that the country will never give up this right in the face of Washington’s one-upmanship.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran nuclear scientists, following the guidelines of the Supreme Leader, are ready to face the coercion and unilateralism of the US government relating to the use of the nuclear energy,” the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran [AEOI] tweeted on Thursday.
Iran’s strategic principles feature a far-seeing approach towards peaceful deployment of nuclear energy, the organization said, emphasizing the Islamic Republic’s insistence on exercising its right in the area despite foreign pressure by noting, “Nuclear power will remain in the dominance of the Iranian nation forever.”
The remarks came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the outgoing US administration’s most prominent Iran hawk, tweeted a set of antagonistic comments targeting the country’s nuclear program.
Rehashing his previous remarks, Pompeo wrote, “Iran claims it doesn't want a nuclear weapon, then threatens the world with its nuclear program.”
Iran has consistently and irreversibly distanced itself from the unconventional weapons on religious and humanitarian grounds. Tehran’s stance in the area has been sealed by a religious decree issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei.
By “threatening the world,” Pompeo was apparently referring to retaliatory steps that Iran began to take in 2018 to gradually reverse its commitments under a nuclear agreement with world powers.
The agreement itself, which is known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], has allowed Iran to take such countermeasures in case of non-commitment by the other signatories. Tehran only initiated the reprisal after the US illegally left the JCPOA and the Washington-allied members of the nuclear deal suspended their trade with Iran under the White House’s pressure.
The Islamic Republic has pledged to return to its commitments once the countries that are in default of their JCPOA obligations renew their commitment to the historic agreement.
The US will never allow Iran “to have the world's deadliest weapon—and yes, we can prevent it and will,” Pompeo added.
His remarks came while the United States is the only country to have ever used such weapons of mass destruction.
Washington has also been providing unfaltering political and material support for the ‘Israeli’ occupation regime that is known to be the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Tel Aviv is also responsible for assassinating six Iranian nuclear scientists and trying to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, atrocities that would have likewise not been possible without Washington’s lenience.