Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Iran's Khameini threatens US..again

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened the US with retaliation for any attack on Iran in a speech made on Iranian TV. The threat comes two days before the UN April 28th deadline on Iran's halting uranium enrichment.

"The Americans should know that if they assault Iran their interests will be harmed anywhere in the world that is possible," Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying by state television.

"The Iranian nation will respond to any blow with double the intensity," he said.

Earlier this week Iran’s nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani warned that if US attacks, Iran will strike back at Central Asian countries’ oil installations.

This is in synch with the pattern established by Iran's rhethoric over the last few months.

The mullahs are adament about not stopping enrichment, and have warned that any `incorrect decisions' from the UN security Council will be ignored.

Iran's president Ahmadinejad upped the ante yesterday at a press conference with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

“Regarding the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights we are not willing to back down an iota”, Ahmadinejad told reporters. He also said that Iran was planning on sharing its nuclear technology with others, as I wrote yesterday, quoting this source.

Either the mullahs are ramping up the pressure prior to a phoney `anouncement' of a joint enrichment program through Russia or they are assuming that the West will back down. After all, it's always worked before...stay tuned.

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