Tehran (IP) - Iran's Leader Advisor for Military Affairs stressed that his country never ties its defense power to nuclear weapons.

Iran PressIran News: In his Tuesday interview with France 24, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan pointed to the fatwa by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution on banning the manufacturing and using nuclear weapons and reminded that Iran is among the few countries that signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). 

General Dehqan stressed that Iran opposed any production, accumulation, and application of weapons of mass destruction, and above all nuclear weapons.

He noted: "The whole world knows that the only country that has produced, stockpiled, and used nuclear bomb is the US; in fact, the Cold War was the result of countries' move toward manufacturing nuclear weapons, which they call deterrence".  

With regards to the JCPOA also the Iranian ex-Defense Minister emphasized that the American party, with whatever claims it has over the internationally signed agreement, must first lift the sanctions from upon Iran so that Iran would return to its obligations toward the JCPOA. 

He also blamed the European parties for their taking no serious action to fulfill their commitment toward the JCPOA after the US withdrew it unilaterally.


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