In interview with China’s Phoenix Television on Thursday, Ali Larijani said "The biggest obstacle in Iran’s nuclear energy case is the Zionist regime. They follow something else, that’s why they exert so much pressure.”
The Speaker of the Majlis of Iran stated "Other powers are influenced by the Zionist regime. The US has been at odds with the Iranian nation since the beginning of the Revolution, because the Shah was overthrown and a democratic system was established.”
He asserted "The world knows that we are not after nuclear weapons, because the Supreme Leader and Imam Khomeini have always denounced mass destruction weapons as haram.”
"The Supreme Leader has called nuclear arms haram in the form of a fatwa. We were even willing to register this fatwa, which is above the law, as a document in the UN,” Larijani further said.
He added "We believe that the law can change, but this fatwa is above the law. Some are trying to pressurize us in order to deprive us of the nuclear science. But I believe that the problem has to be met in its totality, that is why the new administration is going to take the nuclear case to some conclusion via active diplomacy.”