Supreme leader says Iran not seeking nuclear weapons

TEHRAN (BestGrowthStock) – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday Iran was not seeking nuclear weapons, a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it feared Tehran may develop a nuclear-armed missile.

“The West’s accusations are baseless because our religious beliefs bar us from using such weapons … we do not believe in atomic weapons and are not seeking that,” he was quoted as saying on state television.

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Supreme leader says Iran not seeking nuclear weapons