Senior Iranian legislator Gholam Reza Mesbahi Moqaddam categorically rejected foreign media fabrication of his remarks about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, and said Tehran is strongly opposed to the development and proliferation of nuclear arms.
“Nuclear weapons have no room in the Islamic Republic’s military doctrine and we never need the production and use of nuclear weapons,” Mesbahi Moqaddam told FNA on Saturday, reacting to the Great Satan US and Zionist Slaughterer Israeli as well as other foreign media fabrication of his earlier comments about Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
“I firmly declare that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in no way after producing, stockpiling or using nuclear weapons,” he stressed.
“A nation which can pursue its goals by its scientific and political power as well as innovative capabilities, creativity, unity and integrity and does not intend to make aggression against any (other) country, does not need nuclear weapons,” Mesbahi Moqaddam reminded.
“I refuse anything stated or quoted from me in opposition to the aforementioned,” he reiterated.
Mesbahi Moqaddam referred to the positions adopted by the high-ranking Iranian officials against nuclear weapons, and concluded, “Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei as the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic and as this nation’s and Muslims’ grand religious authority has issued a Fatwa that production of nuclear weapons is Haram (religiously forbidden) and no one will ever transgress his Fatwa.”
Foreign media in fabricated reports had quoted Mesbahi Moqaddam as saying that Iran has the knowledge and scientific capability to produce nuclear weapons but will never do so.
Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.
The Islamic Republic says that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of IAEA’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.
Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran’s nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries. Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plants.