May 20, 2014, 3:10 PM
The head of Iranian diplomacy in
"We don't need atomic bombs because it's dangerous to acquire weapons of mass destruction. As Muslims, we believe in Islam and such kinds of weapons are forbidden," said the Iranian diplomat.
He described the acquisition of nuclear weapons as a misplaced priority, which his country is not interested in. We don't even need it," he stressed.
The Iranian head of mission in The Gambia Saied Zare, was speaking to the Point on Tuesday at his office in
The interview was held barely a few hours after
The head of mission explained what the anniversary means for the people of
Mr. Saied Zare maintained that
"We are a civilize nation, and we make sure we abide by international laws," he stated.
He pointed out that the regime of the Shah of Iran was toppled by the people, 31 years ago, and since then the Islamic Revolution was established.
Ambassador Zare said that during those days, the country was faced with many difficulties since they wanted to be independent while other powers did not want to witness the victory or independence of
"They started to make many plots against our people. For instance,
He maintained that the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini has brought unprecedented development to
He cited the growth in the areas of science and technology, economy, agricultural development, universities, infrastructure, and good health care, among others, as products of the revolution.
On Gambia-Iran relations, Mr. Zare said the two countries have longstanding cordial ties, as manifested by the visits of President Mahmood Ahmadinajad to The Gambia and also President Yahya Jammeh's visits to
"We have a memorandum of understanding with your country centered on agriculture, economy, trade and investment. Our foreign policy is to support Muslims all over the world, especially in