Khamenei: If we wanted nuclear weapons, no one could stop us

Iran’s supreme leader says no country, including Israel, could prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons if it so chose.

“That international Zionist clown has said they won’t allow Iran to produce nuclear weapons. First of all, if we had any such intention, even those more powerful than him wouldn’t be able to stop us,” tweets Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“Second, we are not after nuclear weapons. This is based on Islamic fundamentals and commands that prohibit weapons that are used for killing ordinary people. The one that massacres 220,000 people with nuclear weapons is the US.”

He also says the Islamic Republic must make good on its pledge to end international inspections at its nuclear facilities. Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament months ago passed a law stipulating that if the US does not lift sanctions by this Sunday, Iran will suspend some IAEA inspections from Tuesday.

“God willing, tomorrow another part of this legislation will be implemented. This law, which is good, should be executed precisely,” he tweets.

In this Feb. 3, 2007 file photo, a technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)


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