Last updated on October 9, 2019
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Iran might have taken the measure to create atomic weapons but may not because their usage is”haram”, or prohibited in Islam.
“Although we might have taken steps on this route, dependent on Islamic judgment we firmly and said we will not take this route,” Khamenei said.
“Both construction and stockpiling it’s incorrect, as using it’s haram,” he told a bunch of professors in a video posted on his office’s Twitter account.
“When we had a nuclear weapon, then it might have been clear that it might have been impossible for us to work with everywhere,” said the Iranian leader
“Under Islamic principles it’s definitely haram.”
Iran vehemently denies having searched an atomic bomb and says its atomic programme is for peaceful energy creation and healthcare purposes only.