Anybody out there still worried about those irritating Iranians and their nattering nabobs of nukes? Well now, you can all relax! Some Iranian minister says that Islam bans WMDs, so no nukes for the jihadists of Iran. Golly, he said it, so it MUST be true! Now all us infidels can breath easy, right?
Whoa, "scientific apartheid", now there's a soundbyte of propaganda par excellence. It's such a nifty term, plus it sounds a lot like Israel's so-called "apartheid wall", so it should really go over well with the "progressive" types and Iran's other friends in the west. Goebbels himself would be proud.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An Iranian minister told Indonesia's vice president Tuesday that his country has no plans to develop nuclear weapons because Islamic law outlaws the development of weapons of mass destruction.
"Islamic doctrine does not allow us to produce mass destruction weapons or nuclear ones and the Iranian state is based on that principle," Zahedi told a news conference after meeting with Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla.
He questioned why countries that have developed or used nuclear weapons continue to oppose Iran's nuclear research and development.
He called on developing countries to fight hand in hand against what he called "scientific apartheid."
So, is this Iranian minister going to bother telling his brothers the Pakis that their nukes are a supposed "violation of Islamic principles"? Don't bet the farm on it.