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Authority not emanating from nuclear weapons, aggression: Elham

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 28, IRNA
Iran-Govt-Spokesman
Authority does not emanate from nuclear weapons, bullying and aggressions, said Government Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham on Monday.

Speaking at his weekly press briefing with reporters, he said nations adopting a reasonable political behavior have innately enjoyed authority.

Elham's comments came as he was responding a question whether Iran would use certain levers to prove its authority at the international arena.

"Iran has repeatedly announced that using nuclear weapons has no place in its defense doctrine," stressed the spokesman.

He added that Tehran believed in adopting a policy which is based on peace and justice.

"We believe that a justice-based peace can bring security and peace for entire world," Elham said.

He added those who were relying on the old-fashioned methods of using advanced weapons and nuclear arsenals "are repeating a great historic mistake again."

"Iran is not seeking authority as it already has it. Iran is a powerful country," Elham stressed.

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