Except for Nuclear Weapon, Iran May Develop Other Types of Power: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the need for enhancement of Iran’s defensive power and the development of various types of non-nuclear powers in the face of enmity by different parties against the country.

Addressing a group of seminary students in Tehran on Tuesday, Iran’s Leader compared the enemy to a thief who would seek to burglarize a house but pretends that the reason for its enmity is the defensive weapon held by the householder.

“They, therefore, would attempt to disarm the householder through guile and various means such as talking, joking, smiling, and rebuking and enter the house,” the Leader noted.

“Today, the geometry defining the arrogant powers’ confrontation with the Islamic Republic is directed toward robbing the Iranian nation of its material and spiritual power and conviction. In turn, we should preserve and strengthen that power day by day,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.

The Leader said the hostilities and conspiracies directed against Iran are a response to the resourceful country’s opposition to the hegemonic system in the world, Press TV reported.

“In the face of such enmities, the Islamic Republic should increase its strength; and that is the very reason for the insistence [made] on the enhancement of domestic power and the reinforcement of domestic structures,” the Leader noted.

Ayatollah Khamenei strongly denounced the possession and application of nuclear weapons, saying, “The prohibition of nuclear weapons has very important jurisprudential and intellectual foundations, but the government and nation can endeavor to obtain other types of power.”

Ayatollah Khamenei has formerly issued a fatwa (religious decree) banning the possession and use of atomic bombs.

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