Saturday February 20, 2010 | TEHRAN: Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Iran has not the least belief in making nuclear bombs, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
“We have said time and again that our religious beliefs and fundamentals consider nuclear weapons as a symbol of annihilation of generations, thus forbidding them.
“Accordingly we do not have the least belief in gaining nuclear arms,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in an address to ceremonies, marking the launch of ‘Jamaran’ destroyer into the southern Bandar-Abbas waters.
The Supreme Leader said the claims of the US President Barack Obama and several other US officials over recent days are all signs of their anger and mishap over Iranian nation.
“The threadbare and vain claims that nuclear arms are being made in Iran indicate that enemies of the nation have resorted to repetition even in the field of propaganda out of extreme helplessness.
“In response to such vain claims, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not fall into emotions because we have repeatedly said that our religious ideas and beliefs consider such weapons, which are the symbols of mankind degeneration, forbidden and “Haram” (religiously prohibited).”
He added: “Due to the same reason, we do not have the least belief in nuclear arms and bombs and do not go after them.”
The Supreme Leader made the remarks here on Friday after launching of ‘Jamaran’ destroyer into Bandar-Abbas waters in the Persian Gulf.
Ayatollah Khamenei said there will be times more valuable and magnificent works in the field of navy construction in Iran in the future.
The Supreme Leader noted: “Some causes might initially seem to be ambitious but under high endeavours, overshadowed by faith and trust, any seemingly impossible goal will be possible.
“By the same token, definitely future works in the field of navy construction will prove to be more giant and valuable.”
The Supreme Leader said Islam and Islamic Republic will not allow degradation of Iran and Iranians’ potentialities, dignity and fame worldwide.
The Supreme Leader recalled hundreds of years of navy industry background in Iran and said domination of the corrupt and despotic rulers over the country over the past centuries have made the country weak in the field.
Hailing high public turnout in the Bahman 22 (February 11) rallies, Ayatollah Khamenei said that on such an unforgettable day, tens of millions of people in chorus chanted their hatred of the arrogant powers, insisting on their Islamic faith and dignity.
“Such a beautiful and everlasting fact had made the hegemony powers, especially the US, bewildered, disappointed and angry.” -- Bernama