Iranian DM downplays possibility of Israeli attack

18:49, April 08, 2010      

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Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi rejected the speculation that Israel might launch an attack against the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Thursday.

"The Zionist regime (of Israel) is too weak to start a war with Iran," Vahidi said Wednesday when responding to a reporter's question on the possibility of Israeli attack on Iran.

"Any aggression by the regime would be reciprocated by a crushing response," he stressed.

Israel and its Western allies have accused Iran of using its civilian nuclear program as a cover-up for building atomic weapons, while Israel has never ruled out the possibility of a military attack on Iran's nuclear establishments.

Tehran, however, denies the allegations, saying the country's nuclear program is only for civilian purposes.

Source: Xinhua


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