Ex-Iran FM: Tehran has the capability to make nuclear weapons, but not after
Kharrazi, in an interview with Al Jazeera TV, said Iran had increased the level of uranium enrichment from 20% to 60% in just a few days, and “we can easily increase it to 90%”. .
Kharrazi also said the Israeli regime is on the decline and support from US President Joe Biden will not reverse that trend.
He said that any attempt against Iran’s security from neighboring countries would provoke a response to those countries and a direct response to the Zionist regime.
He also said Iran had staged massive war games to target Israel’s heart in case the regime strikes Iran’s sensitive facilities.
Kharrazi further referred to Biden’s recent visit to Israel and noted that the Quds statement by the United States and the Zionist regime is just a repetitive statement and will not produce any results.
Elsewhere, Kharrazi welcomed Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it had extended a hand of friendship to Iran, saying Tehran was ready to start talks with Riyadh and normalize relations with the kingdom.
He asserted that Iran and Saudi Arabia are two key regional nations and resolving their differences will improve the situation in the region.
Kharrazi further dismissed the notion of the Arab NATO as a superficial idea and echoed a statement by Saudi Arabia that such a plan is not on the agenda.
He said the only solution to regional crises is the formation of a regional dialogue commission to resolve political and security disputes.
Kharrazi also said Iran would not negotiate its regional policies and missile power.
In other remarks, Kharrazi spoke about the talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA.
He said the United States gave no guarantee that Iran would receive economic benefits from the nuclear deal after it is revived, making a deal elusive.
He added that if the International Atomic Energy Agency is fair and independent, it will be easy to resolve disputes.
Iran’s former foreign minister denied that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons, saying the Islamic Republic has the capability to do so but is not seeking atomic weapons.