Monday, October 30, 2006

Fars News: "Iran to Become an Invincible Power"

I posted an essay yesterday by someone objecting to the lumping together of North Korea and Iran. The "invincibility" rhetoric is certainly similar, isn't it?
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said even though Iranian nation is already a big power today, it will turn into an invincible world power in future.

Addressing a large and fervent congregation of people in the city of Gharchak in the vicinity of Tehran on Monday, the President said that a part of the world's military power, wealth and decision-making centers is possessed by few bullying powers, but meantime, assured that the demise and decomposition of these powers is imminent.

Noting the opposition of the said powers to Iran's access to civil nuclear technology, he said, "They intend to block Iran's progress and prevent the Iranian nation from acquiring the nuclear fuel production cycle, and they claim to be concerned about Iran's diversion from peaceful intentions in future. But I emphasize that this is something impossible. We may never resort to nuclear weapons as we come from an ancient civilization and culture and we follow divine teachings and concepts, and therefore we do not need such weapons and armaments at all."
I guess if you're invincible anyway, what's the point of nukes?

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