Addressing reports of an imminent Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a statement that if Tehran is attacked, it will fire missiles into the heart of Tel Aviv, rejecting criticism by Iran’s opponents, explaining the world appear unable to come to terms with the progress in Iran’s nuclear program.
Despite talk of crippling economic sanctions by the United States and other Western nations, accompanied by speculation of an imminent Israeli assault against Iran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad remains defiant of any and all calls to halt the nation’s nuclear program and increasing number of nuclear enrichment facilities.
Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast stated in a weekly press conference that sanctions against his country will not have an impact on the ongoing nuclear enrichment program. He stated “we don’t find them a deterrent and the more sanctions; the more determined we will be to pursue our rights”.
Despite Western reports of possible crippling economic sanctions against Iran, Tehran does not appear to be willing to back down and comply with US demands, insisting the nuclear program is for electricity, not for weapons as claimed by the international community.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)