June 4: In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to the crowd as he arrives to deliver a speech at the ceremony of 22nd anniversary of the death of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, in his mausoleum just outside Tehran, Iran.AP
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's Supreme Leader says his country has never pursued nuclear weapons but it will not abandon its controversial nuclear program.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke Thursday at a summit of the 120-member Nonaligned Movement. Iran says the gathering in Tehran shows that Western sanctions have not resulted in Iran's diplomat isolation.
The West suspects Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.
Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters in Iran, says the country considers the use of nuclear weapons to be "a big and unforgiveable sin."