Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:06 AM
Purveyor (18,381 posts)
Ahmadinejad: Iran Already A Nuclear State, But Has No Intention Of Launching Attack On Israel
By Jack Khoury | Feb.06, 2013 | 11:43 AM
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference, due to open there on Wednesday.
Before his trip, he gave a long interview to the editor-in-chief of Egypt's newspaper Al-Ahram. Although Al-Ahram ran the entire interview only in its print edition, excerpts appeared on Egyptian websites.
Ahmadinejad said the world must now treat Iran as a nuclear country. “They want Iran to go back to what it was in the past, but they won’t succeed. They assume we’ll give in to pressure; such thoughts are misguided. We’re already an industrial and nuclear country, a country that has conquered space. For years we have been thinking about sending a human being into space, and we will do that, with Allah’s help. We must ensure development and growth and bring them to pass, and the world must acknowledge our progress,” he said, adding that the best solution was cooperation with Iran.
Mentioning the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran, Ahmadinejad said that while it might be easy to launch missiles or attack using fighter jets, Iran’s response and defense capability were important in this context.
Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-s-eye-on-iran/ahmadinejad-iran-already-a-nuclear-state-but-has-no-intention-of-launching-attack-on-israel-1.501777
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Ahmadinejad: Iran Already A Nuclear State, But Has No Intention Of Launching Attack On Israel (Original post)
|Comrade Grumpy||Feb 2013||#3|
|Mutatis Mutandis||Feb 2013||#5|
|Mutatis Mutandis||Feb 2013||#9|
|Mutatis Mutandis||Feb 2013||#10|
|Mutatis Mutandis||Feb 2013||#12|
Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:40 PM
roxy1234 (117 posts)
4. But what do u expect?
You think he ever going to say "yes, we are a nuclear state and we are going to attack Israel when we are capable"? This is one of those cases where you have to take precaution regardless of what he says.
Response to Mutatis Mutandis (Reply #5)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:23 PM
roxy1234 (117 posts)
6. Not really
They signed onto the NPT so you keep an eye on them and makes sure they abide by it. Now if I suggested that we preemptively bomb Iran then you can accuse me of sounding like BushCo but until then its just being cautious.
Response to roxy1234 (Reply #4)
Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:31 PM
markpkessinger (4,736 posts)
8. Which country, the U.S. or Iran, has a reputation for attacking countries...
... which had't attacked it first?
Q. When was the last time Iran attacked any other country?
Q. And the U.S.?
How ANYBODY in this country can wax so pious about the need for caution with respect to Iran is simply beyond me.