11 June 2023

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asserted that “if this Islamic belief [against producing weapons of mass destruction] did not exist and if we had wanted to build nuclear weapons, we would have done so and the enemies know that they could not have done anything to stop us”. He further emphasised the importance of “developing the commercialisation of nuclear products and services" and “increasing scientific cooperation with aligned and non-hostile countries so as to make use of the facilities and progress of the world as much as possible”. Khamenei also advised assembled nuclear experts to cooperate with the IAEA but not “anything more than the safeguards regulations”, and to “maintain the existing infrastructures of the nuclear industry”. “You need to be careful these infrastructures remain untouched in case of reaching agreements”, he asserted.

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