Tehran, July 5 (Xinhua-ANI): Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Fereidoon Abbasi, said Thursday that the new round of oil sanctions by the European Union (EU) against the Islamic republic will have no impact on the country's nuclear advancements, Press TV reported.
"Many scientific and industrial technologies in the country, including the nuclear energy industry, have developed and achieved self-sufficiency despite the 30-year (Western) sanctions; therefore, the new sanctions will have no impact on the continuity of these activities," Abbasi was quoted as saying.
He dismissed the possibility that the new sanctions would force Iran into submission to the West's demands, said the report.
Iranian experts will counter the new sanctions and continue on their path of success, said Abbasi who is also the vice president.
In January, the EU foreign ministers approved new sanctions against Tehran, which prevent its member states from buying the Iranian crude. The sanctions went into effect on Sunday. (Xinhua-ANI)