Dr. Mahmoud-Reza Aghamiri, head of the Nuclear Engineering Department at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, said Iran has a nuclear “deterrence capability.”

According to a Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) report, Aghamiri stated that “it is natural to have the power, the might and the capabilities that would make your enemy succumb to your demands in negotiations,” he said in a lecture uploaded to the SNN.ir Telegram channel on April 9.

“It means you can raise your uranium enrichment level to 90% within a very short period. You have the power, if needed, to ‘not control’ the nuclear fission. In other words, you can install it on a warhead and let it do whatever it wants,” he continued.

“You have the capability to develop and complete the [nuclear] fuel cycle that is needed for that purpose,” he added. “We call this an ‘inalienable right.’ ”

In the talk, he mentioned North Korea as an example of nuclear deterrence.

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