18 April 2024

An IRGC general warned that if Israel “decides to take action against our nuclear facilities and centres, it will definitely face our reaction… For a tit-for-tat retaliation, the regime’s nuclear facilities will be attacked with advanced weapons”. He further asserted that should Israel “use the threat of attacking our country’s nuclear centres as a tool to put pressure on Iran, it is possible and conceivable to revise the nuclear doctrine and policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and deviate from the previously declared considerations”. On 22 April, the foreign ministry’s spokesperson maintained: “Iran has repeatedly said its nuclear program only serves peaceful purposes. Nuclear weapons have no place in our nuclear doctrine”.

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