This file photo taken on Nov 10, 2019 shows an Iranian flag in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility. (ATTA KENARE / AFP)
TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Wednesday that Iran does not seek nuclear weapons and its nuclear technology program is "peaceful."
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani said Iran has the required technical capabilities, such as increasing the uranium enrichment from 20 percent to 60 percent, but has no intention to build a nuclear bomb
"Iran possesses high nuclear capabilities, and, as we have mentioned many times, Iran's nuclear technology is completely peaceful and under the constant supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency," Kanaani said in response to a question about the recent remarks of Kamal Kharrazi, head of Iran's Strategic Council of Foreign Relations.
Kharrazi told Qatar's Al Jazeera TV on Sunday that Iran has the required technical capabilities, such as increasing the uranium enrichment from 20 percent to 60 percent, but has no intention to build a nuclear bomb.
"We have Supreme Leader's fatwa and there has been no change in Iran's view and position," the Iranian spokesman said, referring to the religious decree by Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran, that prohibits Iran's production and use of weapons of mass destruction.