Iran has no intention of creating or utilizing nuclear weapons, Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Thursday by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Khamenei’s remark, a reiteration of Iran’s stance, comes at a time of elevated US-Iranian rigidity, a 12 months after Washington deserted an settlement between Iran and world powers to curb its nuclear program in change for the lifting of worldwide monetary sanctions.
“Supreme Chief Khamenei made a remark that the nation is not going to and shouldn’t make, maintain or use nuclear weapons and that it has no such intentions,” Abe advised reporters in Tehran following a gathering with Khamenei.
“At present, I met Supreme Chief Khamenei and heard his perception in peace. I regard this extremely as main progress towards this area’s peace and stability,” stated Abe, the first-ever Japanese prime minister to carry talks with Khamenei.
Abe’s remark was broadcast on Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
On Wednesday, Abe warned of unintended clashes within the crisis-hit Center East after assembly Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Abe was visiting Iran to assist ease rising rigidity between america and the Islamic Republic.
Japan is in a singular place to behave as a mediator because the US ally has lengthy maintained shut ties with Iran.