Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a senior member of the Assembly of Experts, has warned that the enemy is seeking to take advantage of internal dissensions within the principlist camp to penetrate the government.Also at Mehr, Ahmadinejad strikes a new variation of the don't-worry-'bout-the-nukes pose: "Nuclear weapons not a determining force in 21st century":
He added, “The enemy is trying to infiltrate (into the government) through the city council, the Majlis, and the Presidential Office and by raising issues such as Iranian school of thought (first introduced by deviationists), democracy, and human rights to overshadow our (Islamic) values.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the 21st century is about knowledge, while nukes are the means of the past and are not going to be a determining force in the world in future.The endless stream of nuke-denial speeches alone should arouse suspicion of Iran's nuclear intentions.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks during an interview with Russia Today (RT) on August 13. His comments were later translated into English by this television network.
Commenting on the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, Ahmadinejad said, “We do not want nuclear weapons for a few reasons… This weapon is inhumane. Because of our faith, we are against it. Our religion says it is prohibited, and we are religious people.”
“Nuclear weapons have no capabilities today. If any country tries to build a nuclear bomb, in fact, they waste their money on resources and, secondly, they create a big danger to themselves,” he stated.
No country possessing nuclear weapons has benefited from it, Ahmadinejad said, adding, “The Americans have nuclear bombs and nuclear weapons. Could they win in Iraq or in Afghanistan? Could nuclear weapons help the Zionist regime win in Lebanon and Gaza? Could nuclear weapons help the former Soviet Union avoid collapse?”
He added, “Nuclear weapons are the means of the previous century. This century is the century of knowledge and thinking. It is the century of human beings. It is the century of culture and knowledge.”
Ahmadinejad pointed out that nuclear weapons are not going to be the determining force in the world in future, saying, “It is about the power of people, not nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, I should say that, our goal in the country and the goal of our people, our slogan is ‘Peace for all!’ Nuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for none! This is our goal.” [...]