Iranian lawmaker claims: We already have nuclear weapons

Israel National News reports: “An Iranian lawmaker declared that the Islamic Republic of Iran possesses atomic weapons, Fox News reported.

‘In my opinion, we have achieved nuclear weapons, but we do not announce it. It means our policy is to possess nuclear bombs, but our declared policy is currently within the framework of the JCPOA,’ the lawmaker, Ahmad Bakhshayesh Ardestani, was quoted as having told the Iran-based outlet Rouydad 24.

The JCPOA is an abbreviation for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Ardestani, who was re-elected to Iran’s quasi-parliament in March, added, ‘The reason is that when countries want to confront others, their capabilities must be compatible, and Iran’s compatibility with America and Israel means that Iran must have nuclear weapons.’

‘In a climate where Russia has attacked Ukraine and Israel has attacked Gaza, and Iran is a staunch supporter of the Resistance Front, it is natural for the containment system to require that Iran possess nuclear bombs. However, whether Iran declares it is another matter,’ he stated…”

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