Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

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Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
سازمان انرژی اتمی (Persian)
Iranische Atomenergieorganisation logo.svg
The AEOI flag
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersNorth Karegar Avenue, Tehran, Iran
Ali Akbar Salehi

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is the main Iranian government agency responsible for operating nuclear energy and nuclear fuel cycle installations in Iran. AEOI was involved in formerly undeclared nuclear activities including enrichment facilities at Fordow and Natanz.[1]

AEOI's headquarters are in the northern Amir Abad district in Tehran, but it has facilities throughout the country. The current head of AEOI is Ali Akbar Salehi, who replaced Fereydoon Abbasi on 15 August 2013.[2]


  • Nuclear Fuel Production Division (NFPD): Research and development on the nuclear fuel cycle, including uranium exploration, mining, milling, conversion, and nuclear waste management; departments include Jaber Ibn Hayan Research Dept., Exploration and Mining Dept., Benefication and Hydrometallurgical Research Center, Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center, Waste Management Dept., and Saghand Mining Dept.
  • Nuclear Power Plant Division (NPPD): Responsible for planning, construction, commissioning, decommissioning and nuclear safety of nuclear power plants in Iran.
  • Engineering and Technical Supervision Department (ETSD): Design, review, evaluation and approval of engineering and technical documents, participation and quality control.
  • Research Division: Responsible for planning and guiding research projects; has eight affiliated research centers: Nuclear Research Center, Research Center for Lasers and their Application; Nuclear Fusion Research Center, Gamma Irradiation Center, Center for Renewable Energy Development, Nuclear Research Center for Agriculture and Medicine (Karaj), Yazd Radiation Processing Center, and Bonab Research Center.
  • International Affairs Department (IAD): Oversees cooperation with AEOI counterparts abroad and drafts documents on AEOI policies; maintains a delegation at the IAEA in Vienna, Austria and one in Moscow, Russia.


# President Years
1 Akbar Etemad 1974 to 1979
Fereydun Sahabi (Acting) 1979 to 1981
2 Reza Amrollahi 1981 to 1997
3 Gholam Reza Aghazadeh 1997 to 2009
4 Ali Akbar Salehi 2009 to 2010
Mohammad Ahmadian (Acting) 2010 to 2011
5 Fereydoon Abbasi 2011 to 2013
6 Ali Akbar Salehi (second term) 2013 to present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran: What Role?
  2. ^ "Iran appoints pragmatist Salehi to head nuclear program". Reuters. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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