Iranian envoy: Creating nukes would be a mistake for us

November 1, 2010 19:51


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Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday said that not only is Iran not attempting to create a nuclear bomb, but that the decision to make such a weapon would be a strategic mistake for the Islamic Republic, Reuters reported.

Ali Asghar Soltanieh told a conference of the UN's atomic watchdog in Vienna that Iran could not possibly compete in an arms race with the world's nuclear powers and would therefore be at a disadvantage to these countries if it developed an atomic bomb.

"That is the reason we will never make this strategic mistake...we are as strong as those countries without nuclear weapons," Soltanieh said.

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