Iran never pursuing nuclear weapons: President Raisi

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has fully dismissed the Western states claim that Iran intends to build nuclear weapons, and said that the high-level enrichment was a response to the westerners reneging on their promises.

In an interview with the CNN, the Iranian defended his country’s enrichment of uranium to 60 percent purity level, and said it was a response to the European states not living up to their end of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Raisi categorically dismissed Iran’s enrichment of uranium to near weapons-grade levels, and said, “It was officially announced that the action that we intend to take is not intended to reach nuclear weapons of any type or a military dimension of any type, but it is… a response for the lack of commitment demonstrated by the Europeans.”

He also reiterated Tehran’s long-standing conviction that the Islamic Republic does not plan to acquire a nuclear bomb.

Iran announced that it was enriching uranium to 60% in 2021, following an attack on its above-ground nuclear facility in Natanz, which Tehran blamed on Israeli regime, according to the American media outlet.

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