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President Rouhani Reiterates Iran's Opposition to N. Weapons

Politics - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated Tehran's strong opposition to the acquisition, proliferation and use of the nuclear weapons, stressing that Iran has never been after acquiring nuclear bombs.

Rouhani made the remarks, addressing a large gathering of people in the Central province of Isfahan on Wednesday.

Addressing the states accusing Iran of a military nuclear drive, the president said nuclear weapons cannot bring security to any country. "You yourselves have made atomic bombs and have supplied such bombs to a criminal like the occupier Zionist regime; but have you been able to create security for yourself and that regime with these bombs?"

"We don’t need atomic bomb," he underlined.

Rouhani stressed that the united Iranian nation, enjoying talented youth, has managed to launch a new satellite into the orbit despite all pressures and sanctions and it honors its great scientists in various areas of hi-tech, including aerospace, nuclear, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

In relevant remarks in November, the Iranian president stressed that Iran was not only committed to all the international laws in improving its peaceful nuclear program,, but also determined to implement Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's fatwa against the production and use of the nuclear weapons.

On February 22, 2012, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic considers the pursuit and possession of nuclear weapons "a grave sin" from every logical, religious and theoretical standpoint.

The fatwa issued by the Supreme Leader forbidding the production, proliferation and use of nuclear bombs is to be considered a political milestone in Iranian history and one which can salvage the Islamic nation from the spate of external threats and plots.

Fatwa is a religious decree issued by a Muslim leader against a specific issue and it is incumbent upon all Muslims to abide by it. However, in this particular case, the issuance of the fatwa has not only religious but political force as well as the leader in the Islamic Republic is the prime decision-maker.

Also, all activities of Iran's nuclear installations are under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) which has many times confirmed the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear program.

Despite all sanctions and pressures, Iran sent its fourth home-made satellite, Fajr (Dawn), into orbit on Monday. The satellite, completely built by Iranian scientists, was launched on the second day of the national ceremonies marking the 36th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1979).

The Iranian satellite was sent into the orbit - at the altitude of 450km - on the back of the home-made Safir-e Fajr launcher.

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