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May 08, 2024
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Senior Iranian Official Kamal Kharrazi: Iran Is Capable Of Producing A Nuclear Bomb And May Decide To Change Its Doctrine In This Regard If Its Nuclear Facilities Are Attacked; The War With Israel Is The Palestinians' War, Iran Has No Military Presence There

#11077 | 02:38
Source: Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)

President of the Iranian Strategic Council on Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi said in a May 8, 2024 interview on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that Iran might change its doctrine banning nuclear weapons, if its nuclear facilities are attacked. He also said that Iran does not plan on fighting for the Palestinians, but it will provide support. Kharrazi added that Iran’s policy is not to expand the scope of the war and that it will not fight for the Palestinian people. He added that Iran would be happy to provide support for the Palestinians, however, it is not able to provide weapons at this time.

Kamal Kharrazi: "Iran has provided Hamas with all the support it could. If it was possible to send weapons today, we would not hesitate to do so. However, our path to help Hamas more in this sense is blocked today."


"Our policy is not to expand the scope of this war, unless Israel wants to harm the Iranian interests, like in the case of its attack on the Iranian consulate, to which we retaliated in a clear and serious manner."

Interviewer: "So one of the principles of the Iranian policy is to avoid becoming a party to the war between the Palestinian resistance and the Israeli occupation?"

Kharrazi: "This is the Palestinians’ war, and our job is to support them. We have no presence on the military scene."

Interviewer: "This is what I meant. You have no military presence. Iran will not fight for the Palestinians or for the resistance. You believe that this is the war of the Palestinians and the Palestinian resistance."

Kharrazi: "Yes, but we provide any support we can. We will not hesitate to provide any kind of support to the resistance axis, especially in this war in Gaza."


"I announced two years ago, in an interview with Al-Jazeera TV, that Iran had the absorptive capacity and the capability to produce a nuclear bomb. Iran still has that capability, but we have not made the decision to produce a nuclear bomb. However, if the Iranian interests are threatened in this manner, we may change this doctrine. The military officials in Iran have announced that if our nuclear facilities would be attacked, we may change our military doctrine, with regard to the nuclear facilities."

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