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(www.)"you can't post links until you reach 50 posts_www.sfgate(contact admin if its a beneficial link)/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/06/27/international/i061750D85.DTL"]Iranian Minister: WMD Outlawed in Islam[/url]

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

 

(06-27) 06:17 PDT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) --

 

An Iranian minister told Indonesia's vice president Tuesday that his country has no plans to develop nuclear weapons because Islamic law outlaws the development of weapons of mass destruction.

 

Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi, Iran's minister of science, research and technology said that based on the Islamic principle, Iran must take advantage of all its potential resources including nuclear technology for the prosperity of its people.

 

Zahedi called on Western countries not to try and prevent developing nations from producing their own nuclear power when it is designed for peaceful purposes.

 

"Islamic doctrine does not allow us to produce mass destruction weapons or nuclear ones and the Iranian state is based on that principle," Zahedi told a news conference after meeting with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

 

He questioned why countries that have developed or used nuclear weapons continue to oppose Iran's nuclear research and development.

 

He called on developing countries to fight hand in hand against what he called "scientific apartheid."

 

"I would like to say that the usage of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is the right of every nation. And we, as a sovereign nation, do not allow other nations to interfere our domestic affairs," he said.

 

The United States and some European countries have accused Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, and have offered a package of incentives for Iran to give up uranium enrichment and resume negotiations over its nuclear ambitions.

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An Iranian minister told Indonesia's vice president Tuesday that his country has no plans to develop nuclear weapons because Islamic law outlaws the development of weapons of mass destruction

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah. Right. I believe him. NOT !!

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I tend to agree with Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi, WMD are contrary to the teachings of Islam.

 

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This question is ambiguous," said Grand Ayatollah Jalalodine Taheri, who was a leading figure in the Iranian government before becoming a sharp critic. Taheri, 80, said during an interview at his bedside in the central Iranian city of Isfahan that "taking weapons of mass destruction as a whole, I'm against it." But he added that religious texts might offer avenues that would allow stockpiling such weapons in the name of deterrence or self-defense.

 

"It's not clear," Taheri said.

 

Those arguing for the loopholes include clerics closely identified with the country's most hard-line conservatives, the most ardent defenders of Iran's theocratic system.

 

"From all I can see, it's not forbidden, but it's hard to say it's allowed. In jurisprudence these terms are different," Kadivar said. "If your enemies have these bombs, it's not forbidden to have them.

 

"Don't forget that israel has these bombs," he added, raising a finger. "It's outside the Non-Proliferation Treaty."

 

If Iran is indeed working to produce nuclear weapons, experts say the program would surely be entrusted to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Formed in 1979 by clerics who did not trust Iran's existing army, the Revolutionary Guards have grown into a major force in Iran's economy and political offices. Their insignia, one analyst noted, includes a passage from the Koran that reads, "Prepare any strength you can muster against them, and any cavalry with which you can overawe God's enemy and your own enemy as well, plus others besides them whom you do not know."

 

 

 

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There are too many others who don't believe that Islam forbids it. Too many loopholes and interpretations to believe that Iran would never manufacture nuclear weapons.

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