Khamenei Warns US of Global Retaliation to Any Attack
July 05, 2004
Channel News Asia
TEHRAN -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the United States that any attack on the Islamic republic's interests would be met with a global response.
"If the enemy attacks our scientific, natural, human or technological interests, the Iranian people will cut off its hand without hesitation and place in danger the interests of the aggressor everywhere in the world," he told a gathering in the western city of Hamedan.
According to the official news agency IRNA, the all-powerful guide was responding to US allegations that Iran was damaging Washington's interests.
The United States, often simply referred to by Iranian leaders as the "enemy", accuses Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, supporting terrorists and supporting insurgents in Iraq.
Some one inform the "all-powerful" Oz that the "enemy" isn't in Kansas anymore, it's right next door.