Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during an interview with Jam-e Jam international channel, October 2012.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Israeli regime would commit suicide if it launched a military attack against the Islamic Republic.
“I think that all the wise people of the world know that such a move [attacking Iran] by this regime (Israel) is tantamount to an absolute suicide,” Ahmadinejad said in a Tuesday interview with Iran's Jam-e Jam international channel.
President Ahmadinejad added that Iran has never initiated a war and will not do so but will strongly defend its territory against any aggression. “Iran’s response to any invasion would be crushing,” and make the enemies regret, he said.
The Iranian president went on to say that the Zionist regime cannot survive without occupation, assassination and slaughter, adding that Israel is after adventurism to prevent its demise.
Israel has recently stepped up threats of carrying out a strike against Iran’s nuclear energy facilities.
The threats are based on the unfounded claims that the peaceful nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic include a military component.
Iranian officials have refuted the allegation and have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.