Rouhani: No place for nuclear weapons in Iran’s security strategy

President Hassan Rouhani,, describing himself as a prudent moderate, assured the Davos Economic Forum Thursday that his country had no intention of “acquiring nuclear weapons.”  He referred to recent cooperation with the US and other powers on Iran’s nuclear program as a major development, and urged US leaders to accept Iran’s Islamic revolution as ending “a struggle for freedom.” Rouhani predicted that Iran would become one of the ten leading world economies. He also favored good relations with all Iran’s neighbors. When pressed to say if this included Israel, the Iranian president prevaricated: “Only those we recognize.”

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