Iran doesn’t need nuclear bomb - President
Iran says arrogant powers lay false claims as to Iran's possession of nuclear bomb, while the country does not need atomic bomb to sweep enemies from the region if the need arises, Press TV reported.
Referring to the powers' obstructionism, cantankerousness, and pressure to prevent the Iranian nation's progress, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, "They (the powers) used the nuclear issue as an excuse and claim falsely that Iran is equipped with nuclear bomb," the Iranian president's official website reported on Thursday.
"While Iran does not need atomic bomb and if the need arises someday for the enemies to be swept away from the region, the very youths [of Iran] can do this through their determination and thought...," he added.
"Enemies know that the Iranian nation has a massive capacity, which if assumes motion can play role on the level of international management turning into nation's model," the Iranian president said.
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Over the allegation, Washington and the European Union have imposed several rounds of unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Iran refutes the allegation and argues that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.