Iran Rebuffs Mossad Chief’s Nuclear Weapon Allegation
The Islamic Republic of Iran on Monday staunchly rejected claims by the head of Israel’s secret service (The Mossad) Ephraim Halevy that accused Iran of continuing its development on nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and expansion of its long-range missile program.
"The oft-repeated and totally false allegation by Zionist circles to this effect is made while the Zionist regime is blatantly continuing to develop deadly weapons without heeding international laws," an Iranian Foreign Ministry source conveyed.
"Despite repeated expressions of concern by the regional countries over Israel's nuclear threat (which is the main) cause of instability and insecurity in the Middle East and its refusal to allow supervision by international organizations, mainly the International Atomic Energy Agency, this regime continues to develop and use non-conventional chemical and biological weapons and ground missiles against
non-military targets," the source added.
Western experts have in the past claimed that Iran is striving to develop its nuclear program for reasons connected with strengthening its regional position and defending its national security. A recent American Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A) report accused Iran of having one of the world's most active programs to acquire nuclear weapons. (Albawaba.com)
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