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Use of nuclear weapons haram in Islam: Ayatollah Khamenei

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 9, 2019 | Last Updated: 9 months ago
Posted: Oct 9, 2019 | Last Updated: 9 months ago
Use of nuclear weapons haram in Islam: Ayatollah Khamenei

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Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that his country could have taken the step to develop nuclear weapons but will not because their use is “haram”, or forbidden in Islam.

“Although we could have taken steps on this path, based on Islamic ruling we firmly and bravely said we won’t take this path,” Khamenei said.

“Both building and stockpiling it is wrong, as using it is haram,” he told a group of academics in a video posted on his office’s Twitter account.

“If we had a nuclear weapon, it would have been obvious that it would have been impossible for us to use anywhere,” said the Iranian leader.

“Under Islamic principles it is definitely haram.”

Iran vehemently denies having ever sought an atomic bomb and says its nuclear programme is for peaceful energy production and medical purposes only.

In May last year, President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from a landmark 2015 deal that gave Iran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

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  1. Abdul Jabbar Khan  October 11, 2019 2:27 pm/ Reply

    Hahahahhaha …. really well when USA or any other western country hits Iran with one …. he can explain this to survivors. NUKES and means of delivery best detorant against THUGS like USA and NATO.

    Incase of aggression it should not only be used but used in a way that aggressor should be crippled.

    Best of Luck to Iran Nationals with this thought they are food for Agressora …. Iran should build nukes to be left alone along with their resources.

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