Tehran 0
9 October 2019

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared that “nuclear science, as it was not coupled with a culture of humanity, led to the development of nuclear bombs and to this day it poses a threat to the world… we decisively and bravely refrained from it even though we had the ability”. “Both making and stockpiling atomic bombs are wrongful”, Khamenei added, “because using them is forbidden based on religion”.

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