Nuclear Weapons Threat to World Security: Iranian Speaker

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Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani reasserted the country’s right to enjoy nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, as he warned against the harmful impacts of nuclear weapons on the international peace and security.

“We uphold (the right to enjoy) peaceful nuclear energy, but consider nuclear weapons to be detrimental to any country and to world security,” Larijani said in a meeting with President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea Kim Yong-nam, held in Tehran on Saturday.

Describing world peace and security as the major achievement of the international community, Larijani stressed that chaos in the world would harm the whole countries.

He also praised North Korea for standing against the US “bullying” polices, expressing the hope that the hegemonic powers would realize that their approach goes nowhere.

For his part, the senior North Korean official said he was delighted to pay a visit to Iran, saying Tehran and Pyongyang have common enemy, namely the US.

He also voiced North Korea’s “strong support” for Iran’s stance that the country would not ask for any permission for making and launching missiles.

Kim further expressed North Korea’s willingness to expand relations with Iran at the international levels, particularly within the Non-Aligned Movement.

The top Korean official has visited Tehran to attend Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration, due to be held at the parliament on Saturday evening.

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