News ID: 321871
Published: 0223 GMT May 24, 2022

Raeisi: Nuclear weapons have no place in Iran’s doctrine

Raeisi: Nuclear weapons have no place in Iran’s doctrine
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Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi (R) meets Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers of Oman Fahd ‎bin Mahmoud Al Said (L) in Muscat on May 23, 2022.

International Desk

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said nuclear weapons have ‎‎ “absolutely” no place in Iran’s doctrine, but the Islamic Republic uses peaceful nuclear science in ‎agricultural, medical and petrochemical industries. ‎

Raeisi made the remarks in a Monday meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers of Oman Fahd ‎bin Mahmoud Al Said during his one-day visit to Muscat, according to president.ir.

He added the United States and some Western countries used to think that they could stop Iran’s progress ‎through imposition of sanctions, whereas everybody witnessed that the Americans themselves ‎acknowledged that their “maximum pressure” policy ended in failure. ‎

Raeisi said despite the U.S. threats and sanctions, the Islamic Republic has managed to achieve considerable ‎progress in sectors that have been under a larger number of the embargoes, such as the peaceful ‎nuclear, medical and defense industries. ‎

He stressed that Iran and Oman are more than two neighbors as they have been linked by common ‎interests as well as deep religious commonalities for centuries.

Raeisi added throughout history, relations between Tehran and Muscat have been “good” and ‎‎“constructive”, highlighting the need to further improve them.‎

Tehran has been under Washington’s unilateral sanctions since May 2018 when former President Donald ‎Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive ‎Plan of Action (JCPOA). The sanctions have mainly targeted Iran’s oil and banking sectors.

During Raeisi’s trip, Iran and Oman signed 12 documents for expansion of cooperation in diverse sectors. ‎

The agreements pertained to the energy, political, transportation, diplomatic, economic, tourism, sports and the ‎environment sectors.

 

 

   
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