Iran is a country that can raise havoc and it appears they may have a hidden initiative with reports that they can create a nuclear bomb.

This was according to the senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Kamal Kharrazi. He gave a warning about it on Sunday, the same day that United States President Joe Biden concluded his Middle East trip.

It was also about at this time when he vowed to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

“Iran is on the nuclear threshold and this is not something secret,” Kharrazi said in a report from the Tehran Times. “Iran has the technical means to produce a nuclear bomb but there has been no decision by Iran to build one,” Kharrazi added.

Kharrazi also added that Iran has been able to enrich up to 60% of uranium. This was beyond the cap of 3.67% under Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

It was a rare statement suggesting that Iran may have an interest in nuclear weapons. Before this, they had often denied that they were seeking such.

According to a report from the Post, Tehran started violating the restrictions of a nuclear pact. This was after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the pact in 2018.

Iran alleges that they are only harvesting uranium for civilian use. However, it also claimed that this breaches of the international deal are reversible if the United States lifts sanctions and rejoins the agreement.

Khamenei has banned the production of nuclear weapons and Kharrazi reaffirmed that they contravene the nation’s beliefs. The senior official explained that having the capability to build them is a “deterrent.”

He also referred to threats from Israel — which Iran does not recognize — to attack Iranian nuclear sites if diplomacy fails to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

“Any targeting of our security from neighboring countries will be met with direct response to these countries and Israel,” Kharrazi said.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Getty Images | ATTA KENARE/AFP

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