Iranian regime President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad told reporters today that any Israeli attack against Iran would result in “the annihilation of the Zionist regime.”
Fars News reported:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined that Israel lacks the required capability to wage a military attack on Iran, but meantime, warned that any Israeli attack against Iran would lead to the annihilation of the Zionist regime.
“The U.S. and the Zionist entity will not be able to hit Iran right now. This is a wish … Any Israeli attack against Iran means the elimination of the Zionist entity from the world map,” Ahmadinejad said at a news conference in Doha.
The remarks by Ahmadinejad came after some media reports said that Israel is mulling over an attack on Iran’s first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr and other nuclear installations.
Speculations that Israel could bomb Iran mounted after a big Israeli air drill in 2008. In the first week of June 2008, 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters reportedly took part in an exercise over the eastern Mediterranean and Greece, which was interpreted as a dress rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear installations.
Meantime, a recent study by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a prestigious American think tank, has found that a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities “is unlikely” to delay the country’s program.
The ISIS study also cautioned that an attack against Iran would backfire by compelling the country to acquire nuclear weaponry.
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen has also recently warned in Tel Aviv of the unexpected consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran, just as he did during the days of the (George W) Bush administration.