Oct 12, 2019 14:25 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 12, 2019 21:53 Asia/Tehran]
  • Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

The Iranian Foreign Minister has said his country categorically opposes nuclear weapons as a religious and strategic imperative.

Iran Press/Iran News: "Iran's Leader has long made it abundantly clear that nuclear weapons are immoral & contravene Islamic principles," Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Saturday. 

"Their development, acquisition, stockpiling & use is thus forbidden. We're categorically opposed to nuclear arms as a religious/moral duty & strategic imperative," Zarif added according to Iran Press.

In a meeting with top Iranian students and young prodigies last week, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran will never spend its resources on developing nuclear weapons the proliferation, stockpiling and use of which are prohibited by the religion of Islam.

"Although we have always had the ability to go down this road, we declared it haram (forbidden by religion) according to the teachings of beloved Islam and therefore there is no reason for us to spend our resources on developing and stockpiling a weapon that is absolutely prohibited (by Islam) to use," the Leader asserted.

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