TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is using its missile and nuclear technologies to manufacture advanced equipment needed for the country’s oil industry, an Iranian refinery official announced earlier this year.
“We have manufactured gas turbine impeller fans by utilizing our domestic missile and nuclear technologies at a cost one-fifth of similar imported products,” Head of the Central Workshop of Shahid Hasheminejad Gas Refining Company Youssefian said.
He noted that the manufactured fan is regarded as one of the most complicated parts of (engine’s) compressors.
Youssefian said that experts and engineers of Shahid Hasheminejad Company produced the impeller fan through reverse engineering.
He underlined that the impeller fans at the refinery were not functioning properly and the company could not purchase the fans even at higher prices due to the US-led western sanctions imposed against Iran, reiterating that sanctions have encouraged the company to invest more in domestic production and led to its advancement.
Washington and its western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.
Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.
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