TEHRAN -- Iran's Atomic Chief, Fereidoon Abbasi, said that Iran plans to export its nuclear materials and services to the global market, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
Fereidoon Abbasi, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said in a conference here on Saturday that "We intend to participate in the global market in the field of exporting nuclear materials and services," according to IRNA.
"We want to export nuclear materials and services to other countries in the world in order to find our place in the global market and to economize our products," Abbasi was quoted as saying.
He also recommended "joint work with other world countries in nuclear field," said IRNA.
In February, in a decree issued by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ex-atomic chief Ali-Akbar Salehi was substituted by another nuclear scientist Fereidoon Abbasi who had survived a terrorist bomb attack at the end of last year.
Western countries are pushing for pressures against Iran over its persistence on pursuing its sensitive nuclear program. Tehran insists that its nuclear program is "peaceful" and aims at energy production for civilian use.