Thursday, September 19, 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Iran has no plans to build nuclear weapons

Ann Curry of NBC interviewed Hassan Rouhani.

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“We have never pursued or sought a nuclear bomb, and we are not going to do so,” he said. “We solely are looking for peaceful nuclear technology.”

Asked whether he thought Obama looked weak when he backed off the air-strike threat, Rouhani replied, “We consider war a weakness. Any government or administration that decides to wage a war, we consider a weakness. And any government that decides on peace, we look on it with respect to peace.”

Rouhani described Israel as "an occupier and usurper government" that "does injustice to the people of the region, and has brought instability to the region, with its warmongering policies."   He added Israel "shouldn't allow itself to give speeches about a democratically and freely elected government."

Read more about the interview and his views here and video where he talks about Israel.    

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1 comment:

  1. Irans actions say something different from these words. When the same centrifuges are used to enrich fuel, or to intensively enrich to weapons grade, then throwing out the inspectors tasked with ensuring peaceful use is not giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling about Iranian intentions. When a few hundred centrifuges are required for mass production of civilian fuel, and the Iranians construct underground facilities for the many thousands of centrifuges required to upgrade fuel to weapons grade, I am not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling. When all this peaceful uses enriched Uranium does not have a working nuclear power plant to put it in, yet production proceeds at a rapid pace despite punishing penalties, I do not get a warm and fuzzy feeling. Iran would be 100% in the clear if they did not throw out international inspectors. But they did, so they are not.