Skip to comments.Iran warns against attack as G8 demands nuclear freeze
Posted on 07/08/2008 1:12:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
TEHRAN (AFP) Iran warned on Tuesday it would "set fire" to Israel and US forces in response to any attack over its nuclear drive, as the world's leading industrial powers told Tehran to freeze uranium enrichment.
Leaders of the Group of Eight nations at a summit in Japan urged Iran to fully comply with UN Security Council resolutions "in particular to suspend all enrichment-related activities."
They also urged Tehran to respond positively to a new package by six major powers aimed at bringing an end to the five-year-old nuclear standoff which has led to a string of sanctions against Iran.
The United States and its top regional ally Israel have never ruled out military action against Iran over its nuclear drive, which the West fears could be aimed at building an atomic bomb.
There has been concern a strike could be imminent after it emerged Israel had carried out manoeuvres in Greece that were effectively practice runs for a potential strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.
"The first US shot on Iran would set the United States' vital interests in the world on fire," said Ali Shirazi, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's representative to the naval forces of the elite Revolutionary Guards.
"Tel Aviv and the US fleet in the Persian Gulf would be the targets that would be set on fire in Iran's crushing response," he said, according to the Fars news agency.
Washington shrugged off the threat.
"Comments like that are not out of the norm and not unusual," State Department spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos said, adding: "We continue to stress our desire to resolve this issue diplomatically... continue with the process."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said it would be "political suicide" for US President George W. Bush -- whose term of office ends in January -- to attack Tehran.
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Now the G8 has something to say!....Good.
“Iran warned on Tuesday it would “set fire” to Israel and US forces in response to any attack over its nuclear drive, as the world’s leading industrial powers told Tehran to freeze uranium enrichment.”
And this is who Osama wants to sit down with, eat some hummus and play sand hockey with a goat’s head.
If you’ll troll some liberal sites, you’ll be amazed how many people say things like “Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in 300 years.” They at least act like they really believe Iran wants peace, even with Iran making comments like this.
“Gosh, I could have had the G8.” — some Iranian mullah, communicating by Ouija Board in a year or two
Yeah the Russkies seem to want to restart the Cold War crap.