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April 26, 2006

Today's Iranian Pot-Stirrings

Topics: Iran

Not a day goes by that Iran's mullahs and it's president aren't raising some kind of hell and making threats against someone, some race, or some nation:

Iran says it will harm US interests if attacked: Iran said on Wednesday it would harm U.S. interests anywhere in the world if the United States launches an attack, a step Washington says is an option if diplomacy fails to resolve a nuclear standoff.

75% of web surfers consider Iran to be the clear and present danger: Of the more trenched attitudes that oscillate between strength and vigilance. 75% of the web surfers consider Iran to be the clear and present danger to world peace; 41% even said "very" dangerous.

Ahmadinejad Defies Threats to Renounce Iran's Rights: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad outright defied the United Nations decision demanding it suspend its nuclear program. Iran will not bow to pressure to renounce its legal and indispensable rights, Ahmadinejad told the IRNA, Iran's official news agency.

Iran's 11th-hour talks at IAEA end: Eleventh hour talks between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Mohamed ElBaradei and Iran's nuclear energy chief ended on Wednesday after 90 minutes without public comments from either side.

UK taking Iran threat 'very seriously':

Downing Street is taking the threat posed by Iran "very seriously", the prime minister's spokesman said last night.

The comments came as the United Nations deadline calling on Tehran to cease uranium enrichment or face sanctions looms.

It also followed Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's latest attack on Israel, calling it a "fake regime", which should not exist.

"I think everybody should read the Iranian president's comments, because once again it underlines that we have to take the situation very seriously," Tony Blair's spokesman said.

Iran: Nuclear info may be shared -

In an escalation of warnings to Western countries attempting to curb its nuclear program, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday his country is prepared to begin exporting its nuclear technology.

Other Iranian officials said the Islamic republic would hide its nuclear program and curtail its oil production if foreign governments take harsh actions against Iran for failure to restrict its nuclear activities.

Western officials have expressed strong concerns over the spread of nuclear technology to countries or terrorist organizations that might couple such knowledge with clandestine materials to make crude nuclear weapons.

And just think about it - this is only a small sampling.

I'll let readers guess what the take-home message here is. After all, it's only a three letter word that starts with "W" and ends in "R"

Posted by Richard at April 26, 2006 1:10 PM

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