Iran never intended to create nuclear weapon, says ambassador
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Iran has never had a goal to create a nuclear weapon, Mohsen Pak Ayeen, Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan told Trend June 30.
The 2007 and 2012 reports by 16 security services of the US said that Iran 's nuclear activities have no military aspects, according to the ambassador.
Iran and P5 +1 (the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany) agreed on April 2 to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement by June 30.
Pak Ayeen said that Iran 's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa (religious decree) saying that the use of the nuclear weapon is a sin and the US officials have repeatedly referred to this fatwa.
The ambassador added that Israel is the main country that opposes the nuclear agreement, while it has 200 nuclear weapons and is not a member of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
Israel has been stating since 1992 that Iran will create a nuclear weapon in two or three years and this paved the way for sanctions against Iran, according to the diplomat.
Pak Ayeen said Iran won't surrender under the pressure put on it and won't accept the illegal demands.
Touching upon the murder of Iranian nuclear engineers a few years ago, the diplomat added that the West hasn't condemned these actions. "Today, there are hundreds of nuclear engineers in Iran and they continue their peaceful activities."
Edited by CN
Follow the author on Twitter: @JafarovTemkin