The use of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons is "haram," or strictly forbidden by Islam, Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said Sunday. "We consider using biological, chemical and nuclear weapons as an act of haram," Kharrazi told MPs in a parliamentary question session focussed on international tensions surrounding Iran's atomic program, AFP reported.
"We have no nuclear weapons program and we have said this frankly and clearly so many times. We have a security doctrine that is without nuclear weapons. We only use nuclear facilities for peaceful purposes," Kharrazi said.
Meanwhile, Iran News on Sunday rejected the International Atomic Energy Agency's charges that Iran has failed to comply with international nuclear safeguards agreements. A glance at the aspects of the report suggests both a "positive" and "negative" image for Iran, the English-language daily wrote in its editorial.
The IAEA claims that "Iran has advanced its nuclear technology in violation of international safeguards" but also states that the Islamic Republic is taking steps "to rectify the situation," it noted.
"If the final draft of this report on June 16 is consistent with the text released to the press, it would give added ammunition to the US to pressure Iran by pursuing a similar scenario like the one we all saw in Iraq," the daily added. (Albawaba.com)
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