Iran: Most Industrial Parts for South Pars Projects Produced Domestically, Says Official
An Iranian energy official underlined ineffectiveness of the western sanctions and pressures on Iran’s scientific and technological growth, and said that most of the industrial parts needed for the country’s South Pars projects have been developed domestically.
“We are witnessing the indigenization of many parts required for the South Pars (projects) in the year of national production due to the efforts of the Iranian experts and this is a great success that has been materialized under the (West’s) sanctions,” Managing-Director of the South Pars Gas Complex (SPGC) Ali Akbar Shabanpour said, addressing a meeting in Assalouyeh in the Southern Bushehr province on Saturday.
He noted that Iranian engineers and experts add up to the country’s progress and successes in the energy sector everyday despite the US-led Western sanctions targeting the country’s different sectors, including oil and gas industries.
In January, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lauded the unsparing efforts made by the Iranian youths, particularly university students, to enhance Iran’s scientific and technological level in regional and international arenas.
“You are the country’s future managers and the Islamic Iran with its rich scientific wealth should be administered by eligible and capable managers,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in his message on the occasion of the 47th annual meeting of Islamic Association of University Students at the time.
“Iranian young students abroad have acquired high capability in science and technology and the Islamic Republic of Iran expects them to come home and undertake administrative role in different fields to help proceed with the current trend of progress in light of their hard work, faith, insights and courage,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
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 (UNSC) sanctions and the unilateral 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 IAEA’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.
LNG World News Staff, February 11, 2013; Image: POGC