Iran's supreme leader says the country will not abandon its "peaceful" atomic program. The United States and its allies suspect Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.
I declare that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never been after nuclear weapons and it will never abandon its right for peaceful use of nuclear energy. Nuclear arms have neither provided security nor boosted political power.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has the final say on all state matters in Iran.
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