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Iran rules out US, Russia, France advice to buy isotopes not produce

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA -- Spokesman of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Shirzadian said on Tuesday that the US, France and Russia have acknowledged Iran’s demand for radio isotopes being produced by Tehran reactor and advised Iran to buy the medicines rather than produce.

The move once again unveiled their politically-motivated ignorance of peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities, he said.

He said that supply of isotopes for cancer treatment has come done following closure of Canada's 52-year old age reactor and closure of the Dutch nuclear reactor which both provided over 60 percent of the world radio isotopes.

The ambassadors of the US, Russia, and France in a letter acknowledged that Iran requires radio isotopes for its medical centers and can provide them from the world market, he said.

He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran which is now struggling with the problems created by the west will spare no effort to attain its goals while respecting international code of conduct and rules.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 976410



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