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Iran joins club of countries that acquires atomic battery technology


Tehran : A senior aide to the head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) announced on Saturday that the AEOI experts had acquired the technology to build atomic batteries, semi-official Fars news agency reported, reports IANS.

“Iran has joined the club of countries that produces nuclear battery by attaining this technology,” Asqar Zare’an told reporters in the western city of Shahr-e Kord.

Necessary tests have been conducted on the Iran-made atomic batteries produced using nano-technology, Zare’an said.

Commercialization of the product is underway and the product will be produced at industrialized scale by the end of this Iranian year which ends on March 20, 2018, he said.

Atomic battery is used to describe a device which uses energy from the decay of a radioactive isotope to generate electricity.

‘tehran’s n-deal not negotiable’

Tehran : Iran’s nuclear deal is “not negotiable”, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bassam Ghassemi said on Sunday in response to remarks by the French president, reports AFP.

Emmanuel Macron called for vigilance towards Tehran over its ballistic missile programme and regional activities, in an interview published Wednesday by the Emirati daily Al-Ittihad.

“We have told French leaders on several occasions that the Iran nuclear deal is not negotiable and that no other issues can be included in the text” of the 2015 agreement, state news agency IRNA quoted Ghassemi as saying.

France, the foreign ministry speaker said, is “fully aware of our country’s intangible position concerning the issue of Iran’s defensive affairs which are not negotiable”. In the interview with Al-Ittihad, published during Macron’s 24-hour visit to Abu Dhabi, the French president said: “It is important to remain firm with Iran over its regional activities and its ballistic programme.”

Macron also said there was no immediate alternative to Iranian nuclear deal – long lambasted by US President Trump – which curbs Iran’s nuclear programme.

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