Nuclear chief: Biden must learn lesson from 42 years of US' futile pressure on Iran

Nuclear chief: Biden must learn lesson from 42 years of US' futile pressure on Iran

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says US President Joe Biden must learn a lesson from failure of pressures and threats that the country's previous administrations used against the Iranian nation in the vain hope of bringing it to its knees.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says US President Joe Biden must learn a lesson from failure of pressures and threats that the country's previous administrations used against the Iranian nation in the vain hope of bringing it to its knees.

“Joe Biden must learn a lesson after noticing that 42 years of pressures and threats by former US administrations against Iran have failed and have not been able to force the Iranian nation into submission,” Ali Akbar Salehi said after a tour of a permanent exhibition of the achievements of Iran’s nuclear industry on Monday.

“It is not becoming of the US to not realize that after so many years it cannot force Iran into submission through pressure, threat and sanctions,” Iran’s nuclear chief added.

Salehi, who also serves as vice president, then criticized Biden’s remarks about Iran’s need to stop uranium enrichment, which were answered by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, noting, “The United States must know that Iran’s march toward peaceful nuclear energy is unstoppable and this right cannot be ignored.”

"We are telling the US that instead of confrontation, it should also test interaction, which of course should be based on balance," he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei said on Sunday that Iran will retrace its nuclear countermeasures once the United States lifts its sanctions in a manner that could be verifiable by Tehran.

“Iran will return to its JCPOA obligations once the US fully lifts its sanctions in action and not in words or on paper, and once the sanction relief is verified by Iran,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, referring by abbreviation to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name of the landmark nuclear agreement that Iran signed with the P5+1 group of states -- the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany -- in Vienna in 2015.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the AEOI chief further emphasized that the enemy is making its utmost efforts to prevent Iran from becoming more powerful so that it would be able to harm the Islamic Republic in whatever way it wants.

He said restrictions imposed on Iran by the United States have encouraged innovation among the Iranians to meet their own needs and acquire more knowledge and technology.

"They sought to leave our people hungry and sick by banning food and medicine, but now we are self-sufficient in the production of foodstuff and many medicines," Salehi pointed out.



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