Skip to comments.'Ball of fire' if Iran attacked: IAEA chief
Posted on 06/21/2008 12:24:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
DUBAI (AFP) - The UN atomic watchdog chief warned on Saturday that an attack on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme would turn the region into a fireball, as Tehran rejected any Israeli strike as "impossible."
Mohamed ElBaradei also warned that he would not be able to continue in his role as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general if the Islamic republic were attacked.
His stark comments came as Iran stressed yet again that it will not negotiate with world powers over its nuclear programme if it is required to suspend its controversial uranium enrichment.
"A military strike (against Iran) would in my opinion be worse than anything else ... It would transform the Middle East region into a ball of fire," ElBaradei said in an interview with Al-Arabiya television.
A report by the New York Times on Friday cited US officials as saying a major Israeli military exercise earlier this month seemed to be a practice for any potential strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
In Athens, an official with the Greek air force's central command confirmed the substance of the US media report, stating that it had taken part in "joint training exercises" with Israel off the Mediterranean island of Crete.
The manoeuvres, code-named "Glorious Spartan 08," took place on May 28 and June 12, and consisted of aerial exercises and knowledge exchange, said the Greek source, who requested anonymity.
The goal was for more than 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighter jets to prepare for long-range strikes and demonstrate Israel's serious concern over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the Times reported.
ElBaradei said any attack would simply harden Iran's position in its row with the West over its nuclear programme.
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Sounds like El-Baradei is making a threat.
UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei (seen here earlier this year) has warned that an attack on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme would turn the region into a fireball, as Tehran rejected an Israeli strike as "impossible. "(AFP/DDP/File/Axel Schmidt)
Does Mr. potato head know that his threat to leave his ‘job’ probably increased the possibility of a strike on Iran?
wouldn’t be the first time he was the ‘sympathetic’ front man, so to speak.
I think UN lapdog is more appropriate.
Damn, missed it,, arrgghh.. Thread chain time.. Thanks for that link!!!
An Israeli plane refuels an F-16 during a military parade in Tel Aviv last month. The UN atomic watchdog chief warned on Saturday that an attack on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme would turn the region into a fireball, as Tehran rejected any Israeli strike as "impossible. "(AFP/File/Gali Tibbon)
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Iran getting the bomb could turn the middle east into a fireball.
But don’t worry. Obama will talk them into behaving themselves.
The manoeuvres, code-named "Glorious Spartan 08"...
What an interesting choice of code name.
Ahmadinejad’s Little Lord Haw-Haw.
“he would not be able to continue in his role as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general if the Islamic republic were attacked.... “
OK so what’s the downside?
Ball of Fire? Burn, Baby, Burn!
< The UN atomic watchdog chief warned on Saturday that an attack on Iran over its controversial nuclear programme would turn the region into a fireball.>
Okay so is there a downside?
GO ISRAEL! Show the Tehran towelheads what’s “possible”. And if we get rid of Elderberry, it’ll be a bonus.
War is a burning thing
and it makes a firery ring
bound by wild desire
You'll fall in to a ball of fire...
You'll fall in to a burning ball of fire
You'll go down,down,down
and the flames will go higher.
And it'll burn,burn,burn
the ball of fire,
the ball of fire.
Ok, I've got plenty of marshmallows.
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