Iran's Supreme Leader: We need no atomic bomb
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday dismissed allegations in the US and the Zionist media that Iran is trying to produce an atomic bomb. "The accusation that Iran is trying to produce an atomic bomb is false and a sheer lie," said Ayatollah Khamenei in his address to a huge crowd gathered to mark the 17th anniversary of the late Imam Khomeini's demise.
According to IRNA, the Supreme Leader added: "We do not need a nuclear bomb. We consider nuclear weapons an affront to Islamic precepts." Islamic Iran believes that production of nuclear weapons and maintaining an arsenal of these weapons is wrong, he said. "Our people's faith is our nuclear bomb," he added.
He also warned that anyone who threatens harm to Iran's interests will face the wrath of the entire Iranian nation. "Iran does not intimidate anyone and will not hesitate to defend its ideals and national interests in the face of aggression. Anyone who threatens our country will face the wrath of the nation," said the Supreme Leader.