Feb 12, 2019, 1:28 PM
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Iran will never make A-bomb: Senior cleric

Tehran, Feb 12, IRNA – Iran will never develop the atomic bomb because the country opposes killing of innocent people, a senior member of the Assembly of Experts told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday.

'My remarks in the religious ceremony were the same thing that had repeatedly been said by Iranian authorities,' said Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, referring to his earlier comments that Iran has the ability to develop nukes.

'Iran has the formula to make the atomic bomb, but what we are loyal to is the fatwa issued by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei,' Ayatollah Khatami had said on Monday.

He added that nuclear energy technology has become indigenous.

But that doesn’t mean Iran is after making nuclear weaponry, he stressed.

He also said that making an atomic bomb is clearly against the law of sharia.

Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] said in a hadith that Muslims are not allowed to poison even the cities of the non-believers, which means weapons of mass destruction of any kind are against Islamic teachings, the senior Iranian cleric said.

Ayatollah Khatami once again reiterated that according to the fatwa (religious verdict) of Ayatollah Khamenei, which is based on the hadith of the Prophet, Iran has no intention to make an atomic bomb.

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