Illusion that Iran is building nuclear weapon must be dispelled: Rouhani

June 29, 2015

TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani has said that the “false illusion” that Iran is building nuclear and destructive weapons should be dispelled.

He made the remarks while hosting an Iftar party with the senior military and police commanders in Tehran on Saturday.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has never sought to build destructive and inhumane weapons and such false illusions should be revealed for the world,” he stated.

He stated that the enemy seeks to portray Iran as a danger to the world and Iran should make efforts to prove it wrong.

The president went on to say that approval of WAVE resolution (the World Against Violence and Extremism) by the UN was a “firm response” to the ill-wishers in the world.

He also said at a time that neighboring countries are facing a lot of security problems Iran has maintained its level of readiness and watchfulness.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the president stated that the “Government of Prudence and Hope” defends the country’s “dignity” bravely while interacting with international organizations.

-----Defense chief says armed forces back government

Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan also told the participants that the armed forces support the government in achieving the system’s goals and national development.

Pointing to instability and insecurity in the Mideast region, he said Iran is a stable country and the government can implement its plans in “secure atmosphere”.

NA/PA