Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declares that nations that possess culture and civilization do not need to make atomic bombs, Press TV reported.
"I have repeatedly said that our atomic bombs are our youth and athletic heroes. A nation that possesses determination, intellect, culture and civilization doesn't need to make atomic bombs,"
IRNA quoted President Ahmadinejad as saying on Thursday.
"Those who suffer from inferiority complex and lack a historical background and civilization are the ones that claim they need atomic bombs," he added.
President Ahmadinejad also asked the Head of Iran's Physical Education Organization Ali Saeedlou to remove the existing limitations for the country's athletes so that they could organize camps and enjoy the best coaches and technical staff.
The president also announced that "Iran's sports budget will increase by fivefold next year."
"We must not only earn the Asian championships but also think about becoming world champions," he emphasized.
"Being a champion is always hard and requires plenty of efforts," the president concluded.