Iran FM: Israel in no position to attack

Speculation about a possible attack on Iran because of its nuclear program has risen since a report this month said Israel had practiced such a strike, prompting increasingly tough talk of retaliation, if pushed, from Tehran.

Iran FM: Israel in no position to attack
Iran's foreign minister said on Sunday he did not believe Israel was in a position to attack the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme.

"They know full well what the consequences of such an act would be," Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki told reporters.

Speculation about a possible attack on Iran because of its nuclear program has risen since a report this month said Israel had practiced such a strike, prompting increasingly tough talk of retaliation, if pushed, from Tehran.

Mottaki said Israel was still dealing with the consequences of its 2006 war with Hezbollah in Lebanon and was also suffering a crisis of deepening illegitimacy in the Middle East region.

"That's why we do not see the Zionist regime in a situation in which they would want to engage in such an adventurism," he said when asked about the possibility of an Israeli attack.

Reuters
Last Mod: 29 Haziran 2008, 13:46
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