Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei underlined Iran’s firm and steadfast opposition to the possession, production and use of the nuclear weapons, and stressed that Tehran doesn’t pursue such weapons, not for the US pressures, but because they contradict with the religious rules.
“We don’t accept nuclear weapons, not for the sake of the US or others, but because of our beliefs, and when we say that no one should have nuclear weapons, certainly we are not after them either”, Imam Khamenei said, addressing high-ranking commanders and veterans of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran on Tuesday.
The West’s opposition to any Iranian nuclear activity aims at hindering Iran’s progress and protecting its monopoly over nuclear technology.
“These few states don’t want a break in their monopoly in area of the nuclearenergy, yet this is not the cause of their hues and cries”, Ayatollah Khamenei said, and explained that their opposition and ballyhoo against Iran’s nuclear program should be realized and analyzed within the framework of the hegemonic powers’ long-time, strong challenge with the Islamic Revolution.
The Western powers accuse Tehran of developing nuclear weapons, yet Iran repeatedly affirms its opposition to such projects and asserts the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.
Source: Al Manar