Iranian Foreign Ministry: nuke weapons have no place in Iran's military doctrine

Sweden's Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde left and Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi shake hands after signing documents at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran Iran Saturday Feb. 11 2017

"Therefore, if Trump continues to veto the sanctions, then everything will be clear; but if he doesn't extend the veto and the sanctions return, this would amount to tearing up the nuclear deal", Araqchi said, as quoted by Rapporteur of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, according to the Fars news agency.

Trump described what he called "the threat of Iran's nuclear ambitions" as a security challenge faced by Israel, while Netanyahu hailed the new United States president for his commitment to "preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons".

Iranian Foreign Minister Bahram Ghasemi said that nuke weapons have no place in the military doctrine of Iran.

Afterwards, the US President tweeted, "Iran, #1 in terror", and questioned how the 2015 agreement was ever signed.

"The bitter truth is that these inadmissible and unworthy claims are restated by a regime unbinding to no worldwide law and regulation and storing hundreds of nuclear war-heads in its arsenal", articulated the spokesperson referring to Israel's nuclear weaponry which is supervised by no global entity.

His comments came after Trump and Netanyahu at a joint press conference in Washington, DC, on Wednesday hammered Iran for its nuclear program.

Israel, believed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, sees Iran's nuclear program as a threat to its existence.

On the other hand, Mr. Ghasemi asserted that trump's claims are re-expressed at a time when numerous reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have approved the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program; "A fact that has been repeatedly verified by different countries".

The accord limits Iran's ability to enrich uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Netanyahu has warned that the deal will expire too soon to permanently remove the threat. It refuses to confirm or deny it has nuclear weapons.

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