Tehran: Iran confirms its nuclear strategy after the “bomb” comment. After an Iranian official claimed that the nation was capable of producing atomic bombs, Tehran assured the world on Wednesday that its nuclear strategy remained unaltered and that it continued to abide by a fatwa prohibiting the use of weapons of mass destruction.
Iran has reaffirmed its opposition to nuclear weapons two times in the last 18 months as a result of official pronouncements.
The production of such weapons is forbidden by the fatwa, or religious decree, issued by Iran’s supreme commander, according to Nasser Kanani, a spokesman for the foreign ministry.According to Kanani, there appears to have been no change in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s opinion or stance on the nuclear issue.
He made them in answer to a query over statements made on Sunday to Al Jazeera by Kamal Kharazi, the head of Iran’s strategic council for foreign affairs, regarding Iran’s capacity to produce nuclear weapons.
Kharazi stated, before repeating Iran’s stance that it does not intend to develop a nuclear weapon, “It is no secret to anyone that we have the technological capabilities to create atomic bombs, but we have not made a decision in this area.”In an effort to restart the process, Qatar sponsored indirect talks between the United States and Iran last month. However, the meetings ended after two days without making any progress.
The Vienna talks, which got underway in April of last year, are meant to get the US back on board with the nuclear agreement, including by removing sanctions against Iran, and to for Tehran to fully adhere to its obligations.
In exchange for limitations on its nuclear programme, the 2015 agreement lifted sanctions on Iran, ensuring that Tehran could not produce a nuclear weapon—something it has consistently denied wanting to do.