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Rafsanjani reiterates Supreme Leader’s fatwa against nuclear weapons

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Head of Iran’s Expediency Council, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in a meeting with the Italian Ambassador that Khamenei’s “fatwa (against the production and use of nuclear weapons) is far greater than a normal political pledge and promise, which means any move against it would be an unforgivable sin.” He added that despite their strong intelligence sources and satellites, the Westerners have failed to present proof to substantiate their claims about Iran’s alleged diversion in its peaceful nuclear energy program. On April 17, 2010, Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa (religious edict) declaring that the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons are all haram (religiously forbidden). “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… 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.”

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  • Published: 86 days ago on Wednesday, 24 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 24, 2013 @ 1:47 pm
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