Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ahmadinejad: "Iran will respond harshly to mere ideas of aggression"

From IRNA:
Even the mere thought of staging an aggression violating the rights of the Iranian nation will receive a stiff response from the nation, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday.

"Enemies should know that they cannot inflict the slightest harm to Iranians from the outside and that is why they are trying to create discord among the people," said the president in his address before a huge crowd in this southern city.
A reference to the recent protests?

The president is currently in Khorramshahr city for a short visit to attend celebrations marking the anniversary of the city's liberation from Iraqi troops in 1982.

"Those who have failed to block Iranians from achieving progress through pressure, conspiracies and misuse of international organizations have now launched a strategy of fomenting discord and disillusion among Iranians in order to prevent them from realizing their goals and enforcing their rights," Ahmadinejad pointed out.

Saying Iranians "are on the eve of a great breakthrough," the president said "everyone has a responsibility to contribute to Iran's development and eventual rise as an advanced and powerful Islamic state."

He urged the nation to stay vigilant, and stressed that "our people have successfully conquered the highest peak of scientific progress with their resistance and unity."

"Unity, justice and hard work" have been major factors in the Iranian nation's achievement of its goals," he added.

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