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'How many has US killed?' Zarif slams Washington hypocrisy, says Iran will never produce nukes

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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Addresses Reporters Following Negotiations Between P5+1 and Iran on Future of Iran's Nuclear Program
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Addresses Reporters Following Negotiations Between P5+1 and Iran on Future of Iran's Nuclear Program
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Iran will never seek nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction because of its commitment to religious principles, said Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who slammed the US for selective humanitarianism.

Speaking to an Iranian veteran’s group on Tuesday, the foreign minister pilloried the idea that Washington called off a planned strike last week over concerns that it could have killed 150 people, according to the IRIB news agency.

“You were really worried about 150 people?” Zarif said incredulously.

How many people were killed by nuclear weapons? How many generations did you destroy with these weapons?

Zarif added it was Iran that led the global fight against weapons of mass destruction, “and we will never pursue nuclear weapons according to our religious views.”

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It has NEVER been about Iran getting a nuclear bomb!


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Here is a reposting of a comment I made on Dennis Kaiser's Quicklink in response to a comment about the Iran/Iraq War in the 1980's:

Iran 'Violates' Nuclear Deal, After US 'Withdraws'

Very interesting. I will add to that, that the US instigated the war as revenge for the 1979 Iranian revolution. Iran was outgunned but resisted Iraq with overwhelming human wave attacks. Iranians will fight to the death to defend their country.

In response Iraq used chemical weapons against the human wave attacks. Those weapons were provided by the US. The war was kept going by the West and Israel by providing weapons to whichever side was losing. The old evil, let both sides kill each other. Not the first time or the last.

Iran had the capability of responding with their chemical weapons but did not. It was against their religion. So when Iran says that nuclear weapons are against their religion we should take them seriously.

Of course this is not about nuclear weapons. It never has been. This is about oil, and against socialism. Iran is a socialist country and the West cannot tolerate a country using its resources for the good of their people. That money is a for healthcare, education and the basics of life guaranteed to every human being is a drain on corporate profits.

No matter how much Iran gives in negotiations the US will never be satisfied. Iran has already given up more sovereignty with the JCPOA than any other country that produces nuclear electricity.

Not only does Iran need to produce its own nuclear fuel, it also need it for medical purposes. Thousands of cancer patience depend on it. Can you imagine what the West would do if it had a monopoly on Iran's supply of enriched uranium?

P.S. Just to show how uninformed the public is, I use the example of my brother-in-law. I don't have to worry about him reading this (lol). Yesterday he said to me "I don't understand why Iran thinks it needs a nuclear bomb". He watches Fox at least 8 hours a day!

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