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13 Apr, 2010 06:02

Iran enraged over US nuclear strategy

Iran intends to file a formal complaint to the UN against the US regarding America's new nuclear strategy.

The exclusion of the Islamic state from President Obama’s pledge not to use nuclear weapons against countries that do not have them was perceived by Tehran as a threat to its security.

Iran insists the new US strategy means that the US is actually planning to attack the country.

Thus Obama’s statements are viewed by Tehran as a form of terrorism as they put the Islamic state in the firing line.

Out of the 290-strong Iranian parliament, 222 have voted in favor of Iran filing a formal complaint to the UN.

“We think that officials of some Western countries try to create a false image and come up with an unreal danger and divert attentions from the real danger which is the existence of such weapons in their hands,” said Ramin Mehmanparast, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman.

Tehran insists that the country’s national program of uranium enrichment is only for peaceful purposes, such as generating electricity for the country and medical research, something the US and its Western allies do not believe is true due to Iran’s secrecy on the issue in the past.

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