Iran's supreme leader condemns U.S. nuclear threat

15:02, April 12, 2010      

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned on Sunday U.S. President Barack Obama's threatening words in the U.S. new nuclear strategy against Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Referring to recent Obama's threatening words in the U.S. new nuclear strategy implying using nuclear weapons against Iran, Khamenei called such words as "disgraceful and harmful for the Americans," the report said.

Such words are really strange, for "in the 21st century which is the century of defending human rights and fighting terrorism, the president of a country threatens (another country) by atomic attack," Khamenei said, adding "the world should not overlook such words."

"The meaning of these words is that the U.S. is wicked and unreliable," he said.

Addressing a group of Iran's high-ranking military officers in Tehran, Iran's supreme leader called for the "full military and spiritual readiness" of Iranian armed forces against threats.

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