Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking during Eid al-Fitr prayer to marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tehran
said the West could not stop Iran from building nuclear weapons if Tehran wanted a pursue a nuclear arms programme.
This Sunday statement is coming amid mounting tensions over the country’s advanced nuclear work. The Western officials fear a nuclear-armed Iran could threaten Israel, Gulf Arab oil producers, and spark a regional arms race.
According to state media, the Iran’s Supreme Leader said; “Talks about Tehran’s nuclear weapons is a lie and they (the West) know it. We do not want nuclear arms based on our religious believes. Otherwise they would not have been able to stop it.”Follow us on social media