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President in a national gathering to honor exemplary researchers and scientists

President Hassan Rouhani Monday said producing weapons of mass destruction is not part of Iran’s defense doctrine as it is against the country’s religious beliefs and national interest.

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Mon 16 - December 2013 - 13:37

President made the remarks in an address to a national gathering to honor exemplary researchers and scientists.
President says the country has never sought Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and believes possession of such arms would not serve its national interests, whatsoever.
Creativity is the fruit of freedom, he said, stressing, “A safe and free society which helps its researchers is the prerequisite of creativity and progress”.
“Our country has never been, and is not after WMD,” said the president.
“In terms of religious beliefs, this nation is not seeking WMD and does not consider them as part of its national interests and even its defence doctrine,” the president emphasized.
“This principle serves as our guideline in conducting research,” he added.
President further underlined the significance of conducting useful research, stressing that scholarly research by Iranian students and academicians must be carried out based on the country’s needs and available resources, or the effort would be in vain.
The president also urged local researchers to pay due regard to environmental problems, including water shortage.

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