10 December 2019 - 11:42
News ID: 447920
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Spokesman:
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi rapped Israeli officials' recent military threats against Iran, and warned of a crushing response to any "stupid" move.

RNA - "Threats by the Quds Occupying Regime indicate its weakness and incapability and are aimed at capping the crises and internal problems faced by its leaders," Mousavi said on Monday.

He added that the Israeli regime which has a record of 70 years of occupation has been established on threats and aggression.

Mousavi underlined that Iran will not hesitate even a moment to defend its national security and "will give a crushing response to any aggression or stupid act" to make the enemies regret their deeds.

His remarks came after Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz told an Italian daily over the weekend that the regime was prepared to attack Iran militarily if sanctions don’t force it to curtail its nuclear program Asked by the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera on Friday if a military strike on Iran were a possibility, Katz affirmed “it’s an option. We will not allow Iran to produce or obtain nuclear weapons. If the only option left to us is the military option, we’ll act militarily.”

Iran continues to be behind a longstanding proposal at the United Nations for a regional nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East.

On April 17, 2010, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei issued a fatwa declaring that the production, stockpiling, and use of nuclear weapons are all haram (religiously banned).

"Iran is not after a nuclear bomb. Why would Iran want a nuclear bomb? Moreover, when an atomic bomb is detonated, it does not just kill enemies. Rather, it kills innocent people as well, and this goes against Islamic beliefs and the principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran. An atomic bomb does not discriminate between good and bad people, and it is not something that the Islamic Republic would use. The Islamic Republic is relying on something that is not affected by bombs, foreign invasions and other such things. Such things only strengthen what the Islamic republic is relying on. The Islamic republic is relying on the people," a part of the fatwa said.

Also, in October, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined his firm and serious opposition to Iran's acquisition, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons, describing it as haram.

"Nuclear science is beneficial but since it’s not been coupled with love for humanity, it led to nuclear disasters. Despite having the ability to develop nukes, we firmly and bravely avoided it, for building and keeping nukes, like using them, is haram," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a group of academic elites and top scientific talents in Tehran.

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