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Khatami brushes aside raid on Iran

IRIB English News
2003/12/22

Tehran, Dec 22 - President Mohammad Khatami on Monday brushed aside speculation about a likely US attack against Iran and Syria, while he laughed off Israeli defense minister's revelation about the Zionist regime's plan to destroy Tehran's nuclear capabilities.

"He made a damn mistake," the Iranian president retorted with a smile, when asked to comment on the statements made by Shaul Mofaz who had been cited as saying that 'the necessary steps will be taken if a decision is made to destroy Iran's nuclear capability'.

Khatami also said, "America is not in a position to realize its threats against Iran and Syria".

"If America manages to pull out safe from the storm which it has started in Iraq, it will be acknowledged as having done a great job," he added.

Khatami described relations between Tehran and Damascus as "very good", playing down the US and Israeli threats against them.

"There have always been threats against these two countries. But we must remain together and do not give any pretext to them."

Iran has been demonized under the Bush administration, while Syria has been slapped with new series of unilateral American sanctions.

http://www.iribnews.com/Full_en.asp?news_id=194932
8 posted on 12/22/2003 6:55:32 AM PST by F14 Pilot (A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does.)
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Can a wedge be placed between Iran and Syria? Can their relationship be exploited or put under stress, in any way?
9 posted on 12/22/2003 7:47:33 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Submitting approval for the CAIR COROLLARY to GODWIN'S LAW.)
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To: F14 Pilot
Freedom ~ Now!
16 posted on 12/22/2003 8:26:02 AM PST by blackie
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Thanks for the ping!
27 posted on 12/23/2003 12:19:37 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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Bump!
28 posted on 12/23/2003 8:41:03 PM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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