Senior Cleric Stresses Peaceful Naure of Iran’s N. Program

13920726000166_PhotoITehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Emami Kashani once again underlined the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Emami Kashani said, “The fatwa of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei is a religious and binding fatwa.”

Tehran’s provisional Friday prayers leader pointed to the effective efforts of the Iranian negotiators throughout the recent nuclear talks with the six world powers in Geneva, and said, “The nuclear issue is a pretext for the West to pile up pressure against Iran.”

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Ayatollah Khamenei has on many occasions said the Islamic Republic considers the pursuit and possession of nuclear weapons “a grave sin” from every logical, religious and theoretical standpoint. On April 17, 2010 Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa declaring that the production, stockpiling, and use of nuclear weapons are all haram (religiously prohibited).

“Iran is not after a nuclear bomb. Why would Iran want a nuclear bomb? Moreover, when an atomic bomb is detonated, it does not just kill enemies. Rather, it kills innocent people as well, and this goes against Islamic beliefs and the principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

An atomic bomb does not discriminate between good and bad people, and it is not something that the Islamic Republic would use. The Islamic Republic is relying on something that is not affected by bombs, foreign invasions and other such things. Such things only strengthen what the Islamic republic is relying on. The Islamic republic is relying on the people,” a part of the fatwa said.

Analysts believe that the fatwa of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution can well serve as a beacon of light for Washington in order to find its way out of darkness and ignorance.

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