The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said sharing nuclear knowhow with neighboring countries will pave the way for regional development.
AEOI Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi also noted that Iran's nuclear capabilities will help take a long step in the development of the region in the fields of science and medicine by sharing the knowhow with neighboring countries.
"By relying on its nuclear capacities, Iran can further promote ties with regional countries," Kamalvandi was quoted as saying by Press TV on Tuesday.
"We should develop the nuclear industry and apply it to other sectors, including healthcare, medicine, agriculture and industry."
The spokesman also underlined that there are few countries that can help Iran develop its nuclear sector.
"The Islamic Republic maintains good ties with nuclear-capable countries, including Japan, South Korea, Russia and China, as well as European countries like Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Spain," he said. Earlier, Kamalvandi announced that new customers, other than the US and Russia, have voiced willingness to purchase the high-quality heavy water produced by Iranian scientists.
Noting that Iran's high-quality heavy water has major customers, he said, "I think that we can sign new contracts other than what we had to sell to the US and Russia; and the new customers are mostly Europeans."
Iran delivered 38 tons of heavy water to Russia in September. In July, the country exported 32 tons of heavy water to the US.