FILE PHOTO: Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Director, speaks to the media after his arrival at Damascus airport, September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
LONDON (Reuters) – A senior Iranian security official said on Wednesday that some countries in the region were spending money on “suspicious nuclear projects”, and warned that such threats would force Tehran to revise its defense strategy.
“Some countries in the region are spending their petro-dollars on suspicious nuclear projects that can endanger the security of the world,” Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.
“New threats like this will force us to revise our strategy based on the nature and geography of new threats, and predict the requirements of our country and armed forces,” he added.
Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Andrew Heavens