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Iran Says Will Destroy Israel If Attacked

From their fellow haters of Zionism at the DNC’s Associated Press:

Satellite image of Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility.

Iran: We Will Retaliate Swiftly to Any Israeli Attack

Sunday , November 12, 2006

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that his country’s Revolutionary Guards would strongly and immediately respond to any Israeli attack as hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad harshly criticized the U.N. Security Council over its efforts to impose sanctions because of Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.

"If the Zionist regime commits such stupidity, the response by the Iranian military will be swift, strong and crushing," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Ali Hosseini said. "Iran will take no longer than a second to respond."

Israeli officials have commented recently that the country’s military would consider bombing Iranian nuclear facilities to thwart what it has described as an Iranian nuclear weapons program. Iran says its plans aim to generate electricity.

Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 to destroy former President Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program. While Israel neither acknowledges nor denies possessing nuclear arms, it is thought to have about 100-200 nuclear warheads, according to a 2006 by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Hosseini downplayed the possibility of such an attack, suggesting that Israeli bluster stemmed from the current government’s "very fragile" political situation.

"The situation and capability of the Zionist regime are far too small to threaten Iran," Hosseini said.

Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, repeated his criticism of the U.N. Security Council over its efforts to impose sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program.

"It is most embarrassing that the UN Security Council, which should be the defender of nations’ security and rights, threatens countries pursuing nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes under the law," Ahmadinejad said, addressing the general assembly of Asian Parliaments Association for Peace in the capital Tehran.

He criticized the U.N. for applying a double standard, saying that it was pursuing Iran, "while those countries, armed with nuclear weapons, deny the rights of other countries to produce nuclear fuel and exploit it for peaceful purposes."

Ahmadinejad made the comments following a meeting Saturday in Moscow between Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia is urging the resumption of international talks on Iran’s nuclear program…

How anyone could doubt Iran’s peaceful intentions is beyond me.

It’s not like they want to bring about a nuclear apocalypse.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 12th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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