The Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ali Khamenei, pledged that his country would not yield to pressure, and affirmed that Iran “can develop nuclear weapons but does not want to” and will not change its approach to the agreement on its program.
Khamenei said, in a statement made today, Monday, during a meeting of leadership experts, with the participation of the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, that the ceiling for uranium enrichment in Iran is not 20% purity and will not remain at this level, stressing: “We may take a decision to raise enrichment to 60 degrees.” % According to the country’s needs. “
Khamenei stressed that Iran “will not yield to external pressure” and “will not give up its position on the nuclear agreement,” considering that the American and European approach towards it is “unfair.”
The Iranian guide explained: “The nuclear agreement is limited to several years, and in the event that the opposite party implements it, Iran will implement it as well.”
He added that the West uses nuclear weapons as a pretext against Iran while realizing that it is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, just as it opposes his country possessing even conventional weapons because “he wants to strip them of the factors of strength.”
And he added: Europe and America are talking arrogantly, and which one did not implement its obligations in the nuclear deal … Iran implemented the nuclear agreement for a long time and the opposite party is the one who violated its obligations. And the reduction in nuclear obligations was a response to the breach by the opposing party of the nuclear agreement. “
He stressed that the European position and its statements are unfair and arrogant, and Tehran will not abandon its approach to the nuclear agreement.
Khamenei added, “If Iran decides to manufacture nuclear weapons, the Zionist regime and anyone greater than it cannot prevent it from doing so.”
And he went on to say that what prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons is its Islamic ideology and principles that prohibit the manufacture of nuclear or chemical weapons.
He stressed that “Iran is not thinking of building nuclear weapons, and killing innocent people is an American-Western method” that Tehran rejects.
He made clear, however, that Iran is determined to obtain the nuclear capabilities it needs, and it is possible to turn towards 60% enrichment for non-military purposes. He also stressed that Iran will not back down on the nuclear file and will proceed aggressively to obtain nuclear capabilities.
The Iranian guide considered that “the West wants Iran to need it in securing nuclear energy, to turn it into a tool of blackmail and impose power” on his country.
Source: RT + agencies
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