Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization General Gholam Reza Jalali underlined the necessity for the establishment of civil defense systems in those provinces of the country which host nuclear facilities.
“Threat assessment and civil defense systems need to be deployed in the seven Iranian nuclear provinces (Tehran, Bushehr, Hormozgan, Ardebil, Markazi, Isfahan and Yazd),” Jalali said in the Southern province of Fars on Wednesday noon.
In relevant remarks in February, Jalali underlined the importance of nuclear sites’ safety for the country, and announced that the organization plans to stage a series of exercises this year to practice management of possible nuclear leak.
“The important point regarding nuclear facilities is that we should be ready against natural disasters such as earthquake to prevent leak in nuclear infrastructures,” the Iranian commander said.
He also noted that the main aim of nuclear leak crisis plan is practicing ways for protecting, rescuing and helping people and conducting required evacuation at the time of leak, if needed.
Jalali also called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to oblige countries with nuclear power plants to follow the safety standards to protect lives of civilians.
Early in November, a senior Iranian nuclear official reiterated the country’s determination to seriously confront any foreign threat to its peaceful nuclear activities.
“In cooperation with security forces, we will uproot any move against our peaceful nuclear activities,” Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) for Nuclear Security and Safeguards Asqar Zare’an said.
Zarean underlined that all aspects of Iran’s nuclear industry are secure, and said, “Cooperation and consensus of each Iranian is an inevitable necessity for foiling the plots hatched by the enemies of the great Iranian nation.”
“As an informed person in the field of the country’s nuclear protection and security I announce that in view of cooperation between the intelligence ministry and the nuclear industry experts, our security is currently in a satisfactory condition,” he added.
He reiterated that the enemies’ smallest movements are being, and added, “God willingly we will uproot any inconsistent movement of the foreigners in cooperation with other security organizations.