Mohammad-Javad Larijani, a former advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said in a September 29, 2022 interview on Channel 3 (Iran) that it is highly likely that Russia will use nuclear weapons in its war with Ukraine. He said that Iran is concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and he said that in the future, Iran may have to reconsider its defense policies and “think about” turning to nuclear weapons. Later in the interview, Larijani said that the recent “tensions” in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who died after being arrested and beaten by Iran’s “morality police” for wearing her hijab improperly, are an American and Zionist conspiracy against Iran. Larijani claimed that Amini had died after “suddenly” collapsing, and he defended the Iranian authorities for enforcing limitations on “public nudity”, which he said exist in every country. Larijani also currently serves as the secretary of the Iranian judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights, and he has previously served as Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and in other senior positions. For more about Larijani, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9699, 8986, 8482, 8247, 7611, 7604, 7299, 6622, 1456, and 1168.