-On April 5, Dr. Salehi, AEOI head and President's deputy in an annual new year traditional meeting with the organization's impressive participating staff presented vital remarks of which the excerpts are as the following:
-On the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the revolution we are approaching a very sensitive juncture of time in the coming months that requires rationality combined with precaution.
-While congratulating the hard working AEOI personnel for the arrival of this new ancient feast, I appreciate the sacrifices you have made to upgrade the quality of the organization's output.
-Our adversaries should know that in case of the reversal of the JCPOA deal, although we never seek such a situation, but our high ranking authorities will show proper special counteraction towards those responsible for disrupting the deal.
-The coming new year will pose numerous challenges in the international arena facing illogical unpredictable decisions by the American president which demands vigilance, awareness and alertness. We are never after trouble and wish to preserve our national sovereignty and interests, but in case of U.S exit from the deal and retreat of Europe and other big powers, will definitely act otherwise.
-In the public mind, nuclear issue is merely confined to matters such as centrifuges, heavy water etc., but in fact the dimensions of this industry is much wider, and serves a various social services. We are currently pursuing ion-treatment center project with the participation of Austria. On the other hand the GMP-radiopharmaceutical project is going on worth 60 million Euros with an additional 100 billion tomans investment.
-Two new power plant projects are being constructed in the Bushehr area, while in the sphere of excavation and exploration we are doing well It should be added that Iran is the only country in the world that its enrichment right has been confirmed in the United Nations in a way which is considered a privilege. Today we witness animosity by Saudi Arabia which is selfish and illogical. I wish the honorable personnel prosperity and ever increasing success in their crafts in the New Year. God bless you all.