Possession of nuclear weapons is a sin, “useless, harmful and dangerous”, says Rouhani
Islamabad: Possession of nuclear weapons is a sin says Rouhani. According to Iranian media in an interview, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran has abandoned its military nuclear program because owning nukes is a sin and Supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei formalized the ban with a religious decree forbidding nuclear weapons.
“Would Iran be after weapons of mass destruction, it would rather develop chemical or biological weapons which are easier to make,” the Iranian president said.
The policy of moderation and easing tensions with the outside world taken by the government led by Hassan Rouhani elected president last year is “not a tactic” but a genuine change in the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy.
“The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on easing tensions and building confidence with the world. This is not a tactic or slogan. Iran is not seeking tensions with others … but we don’t compromise on our dignity, independence, national interests and values,” Rouhani said.