Iran President Says Its Weapons Are For Defence And Not Attack
Iran president, Hassan Rouhani says Iran is not producing weapons to attack its neighbouring countries but for defence of the country.
While he addressed the Tehran crowd and a live TV audience on Wednesday on air, Rouhani said,
“We tell the world that we will produce or acquire any weapons we need, and will not wait for their approval.
“We tell our neighbouring countries that our weapons are not against you, it’s for deterrence,” Rouhani said.
“We are not living in a normal region, and we see invading powers have built bases around us.
“Disregarding the principles of international law, they intervene in regional affairs and invade other
countries without UN permission,” Rouhani added.
U.S., British and French forces pounded Iran’s ally Syria with air strikes early on Saturday in retaliation
for a suspected April 7 chemical weapons attack, which they blame on Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government.
Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, in a bid to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
Meanwhile Donald Trump has delivered an ultimatum to the European signatories to fix what he saw as the “terrible flaws” of the deal, threatening to refuse to extend U.S. sanctions relief on Iran.
U.S. sanctions will resume unless Trump issues fresh “waivers” to suspend them on May 12.