“We intend to export nuclear material and services to other countries of the world in order to establish our standing in the global market,” Abbasi said at a news briefing in Tehran on Saturday.
He also stressed the need for the participation of other countries in Iran’s nuclear activities, saying participation can be used as a “deterrent factor” as far as passive defense is concerned.
Abbasi went on to say that, through standardization of its products, Iran intends to become a scientific, industrial and managerial hub in the Middle East region.
On March 7, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano confirmed that Iran is not after a nuclear arms program.
Iran has vehemently refuted allegations leveled by the US and its allies against the country, arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful applications.