Iran not to seek weapons of mass destruction, president says

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Tehran, Iran, Aug. 24

By Milad Fashtami - Trend

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country is by no means seeking weapons of mass destruction as it considers conventional weapons enough for defending itself.

"Iran is not a threat to any other country as its defense doctrine is solely based on deterrence rather than aggression, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on August 24.

"Iran's defense system is designed for either defense or deterrence," he noted, adding that Tehran's defense power will never be used for aggression against any nation even a weak country.

Rouhani went on to note that no weapon has been produced in Iran for the purpose of aggression.

"We will never launch a war. If we become powerful enough militarily, this power will not only be used to maintain our own security, but regional security on the whole," he said.

"Therefore, our defensive power and military industry will not be used against any of our neighbors, friends or any Islamic state," he explained.

Rouhani, however, insisted that Tehran will not stay idle in face of any military threat.

Iranian president made the remarks at the sidelines of unveiling 4 new defense technologies.

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