Iran comments on making nuclear weapons

Tehran says it could produce an A-bomb, but won’t do it

Iran has the technical expertise needed to produce a nuclear weapon, but won’t go down that path, the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami said on Monday. The remark reiterated what a senior aide to Iran’s supreme leader told journalists last month.

Iran “has the technical ability to build an atomic bomb, but such a program is not on the agenda,”Eslami said this in an interview on Monday with Fars News.

Kamal Kharrazi was an adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and this statement confirmed the statement made by Kamal Kharrazi in July. He said Al Jazeera, “Tehran could be” “easily”If it chooses to, the country could produce weapon-grade enricheduranium as well as other components of a nuclear device. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz responded to Kharrazi’s remarks by suggesting that his country could launch an attack against its regional nemesis.

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Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz © JACK GUEZ / AFP
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Eslami, in an interview with Eslami, criticized Israel for false claims that Iran wanted nuclear weapons. Iranian officials claim that such claims have been being made against Israel for years. They also claimed they are showing the hypocrisy a rival country.

Although Israel is believed to possess a vast arsenal of nuclear weapons and sophisticated technology, it has yet to confirm nor deny that this assertion.

Tehran had long maintained its belief that the possession of nuclear weapons is incompatible to Islam’s principals. Iran agreed to place restrictions on its nuclear sector in return for lifting economic sanctions.

Trump’s unilateral withdrawal in 2018 caused the US to rip apart the multilateral agreement known as “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA). Iran began to reduce its commitments in the accord as a “tit-for–tat” measure. US President Joe Biden’s attempts to salvage the deal have so far been fruitless.



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