Former Iran president welcomes Saddam execution, says nuclear activity clear
Iran's former president and Expediency Council chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Sunday there is no ambiguity in Iran's nuclear activities, which are "peaceful and under international regulations."
"The quality of our nuclear program is clear to all; there is no ambiguity in in the nuclear activities and the Islamic Republic of Iran has times and again announced that it is ready to remove dark points, if any, through negotiations," said Ayatollah Rafsanjani while delivering his second sermon to large groups of worshipers at Tehran University campus on Eid Qurban (Feast of Sacrifice).
Ayatollah Rafsanjani held opponents of Iran's nuclear program accountable for possible ambiguities. "Those opposing the activities have caused the ambiguity and the anti-Iran UN Security Council resolution is the result of such attitudes," said Rafsanjani.
He said the anti-Iran UNSC resolution contains many "menacing" points, showing that enemies of Iran's Islamic Revolution have plans against the country. He then warned against any problem which would be hard to compensate and called on the parties involved to act wisely.
"Any problem thus arising would not be something easy, though it can't be compared with problems in such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine; any fire thus ignited would be harmful for many. Due to the same reason, they should act wisely and refrain from doing anything dangerous; our officials too should settle the ongoing problems with generosity. Any problem by any of the parties would be hard to compensate," said Ayatollah Rafsanjani.
Rafsanjani also welcomed Saddam Hussein's capital punishment and said it is a "clear example of divine justice." "Iraqi events and what have until today taken place in the country mark divine justice," said Rafsanjani.
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