Rouhani: US talks of peace while threatening others with nukes

Rouhani: US talks of peace while threatening others with nukes

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani criticized Washington’s “shameless” hypocrisy in talking about world peace all the while threatening other countries with its new nuclear arsenal, Mehr news agency reported.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made the remarks on Sunday via a video conference broadcasting live at the unveiling ceremony of ten cultural centers and museums dedicated to the Sacred Defense in ten provinces across the country. “In today’s world, everyone is threatening everyone. It seems quite far-fetched that the world would come to a point in years to come where no country would be waging wars against another,” President Rouhani said, while stressing the need to revamp the country’s defense capabilities in a bid to nullify threats against the Iranian nation.

Rouhani then made an implicit reference to the Nuclear Posture Review which mostly focuses on countering Russia, slamming Washington for being so “shameless” in threatening Moscow with nuclear weapons.  “The [Americans] who believe that the use of weapons of mass destruction is a crime against humanity and have pushed for the annihilation of all nuclear weapons in the world, are now ironically engaged in an arms race to revamp their nuclear arsenal to use it against their rivals,” Rouhani added.

“Under such circumstances, is it really feasible for a nation to say that now is the time of peace, friendship and peaceful coexistence and therefore, there will be no need for defense power?,” said Rouhani, adding that Iran will always be in need of boosting its defense power against outside threats.

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