February 9th local time, Iran’s Minister of Intelligence and Security Mahmoud Allawi said that under normal circumstances, Iran has no plans to develop nuclear weapons, but if there is no way out, Iran will not rule out the possibility of acquiring nuclear weapons in the future.
Al Jazeera quoted a report from Iranian state television on the 9th that Allawi said in an interview on the same day, “The Supreme Leader of Iran banned the production of nuclear weapons in the canon, and our nuclear program is completely peaceful in nature.
But if the cat is driven to the corner, it will behave differently than usual.
Normally, Iran has no plans to develop nuclear weapons, but if Iran really starts to develop nuclear weapons, it is not our fault, but the promoters.
The New York Times quoted analysts as saying that Allawi’s voice was “very weighty”, while another U.S. government official called Allawi’s remarks “worrisome”.
But the New York Times also pointed out that the latest Israeli intelligence shows that it will take “at least two years” for Iran to build a new nuclear bomb due to lack of components and technical capabilities.
In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany.
Under the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran.
In May 2018, the U.S. government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran. Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement, but promised to take measures “reversible”.
It is reported that despite U.S. President Biden’s promise to rejoin the Iran nuclear agreement during the campaign, the Biden administration has so far asked Iran to resume compliance first.
Biden also said before that he would not lift sanctions in order to let Iran return to the negotiating table.