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"Israel owns 300 Nuclear Missiles"-President Ahmadinjad

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"Even though Israel owns 300 nuclear missiles, the fact wouldn't benefit it; Israel is going to be wiped off the map," Ahmadinejad to the Egyptian Al-Akhbar Newspaper.

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By Alaa Ashkar - IMEMC & Agencies
Iranian President, Ahmadinejad, stated during an interview with an Egyptian newspaper, on Sunday, that Israel owns 300 nuclear missiles, the Maan News Agency reported.

F-35 Jet. Image from maannews.net
F-35 Jet. Image from maannews.net

"Even though Israel owns 300 nuclear missiles, the fact wouldn't benefit it; Israel is going to be wiped off the map," Ahmadinejad to the Egyptian Al-Akhbar Newspaper.

He added that the US and the West are concerned about Iran because it is more sophisticated and developed than they are, denying Iran's claimed intention of developing weapons of mass destruction, and confirming that Israel is ongoing with developing nuclear heads.

Meanwhile, Russia warned of what it has described as "destructive consequences" that could result should Iran be attacked. "Attacking Iran would be a destructive mistake that may deepen the crisis in the region," the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, stated.

Lavrov added that there is no military solution for the Iranian nuclear crisis, pointing out that any military option, similar to the one NATO operations in Afghanistan, will only lead to further risks and deterioration. [1]


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In 2006, Virginia Tilley, Professor of political science explained:

"In his October 2005 speech, Mr. Ahmadinejad never used the word 'map' or the term 'wiped off.' According to Farsi-language experts like Juan Cole and even right-wing services like MEMRI, what he actually said was 'this regime that is occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.'

"In this speech to an annual anti-Zionist conference, Mr. Ahmadinejad was being prophetic, not threatening. He was citing Imam Khomeini, who said this line in the 1980s-a period when Israel was actually selling arms to Iran, so apparently it was not viewed as so ghastly then.

"Mr. Ahmadinejad had just reminded his audience that the Shah's regime, the Soviet Union, and Saddam Hussein had all seemed enormously powerful and immovable, yet the first two had vanished almost beyond recall and the third now languished in prison.

"So, too, the 'occupying regime' in Jerusalem would someday be gone. His message was, in essence: 'This too shall pass.'".

What has yet to pass are international atomic agency inspectors into Israel's WMD facility!

In 2005, Vanunu told me:

"Did you know that President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons? In 1963, he forced Prime Minister Ben Guirion to admit the Dimona was not a textile plant, as the sign outside proclaimed, but a nuclear plant. The Prime Minister said, "The nuclear reactor is only for peace.'.

"Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection. He wrote letters demanding that Ben Guirion open up the Dimona for inspection.

"The French were responsible for the actual building of the Dimona. The Germans gave the money; they were feeling guilty for the Holocaust, and tried to pay their way out. Everything inside was written in French, when I was there, almost twenty years ago. Back then, the Dimona descended seven floors underground.

"In 1955, Perez and Guirion met with the French to agree they would get a nuclear reactor if they fought against Egypt to control the Sinai and Suez Canal. That was the war of 1956. Eisenhower demanded that Israel leave the Sinai, but the reactor plant deal continued on.

"When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to '69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.

"Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year." [2]


1. http://www.imemc.org/article/62459

2. BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010

BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's Freedom of Speech Trial
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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 
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