Israel dreads consequences of attacking Iran: Ahmadinejad
Wed Feb 6, 2013 9:13AM
They (the Israelis) wish to attack Iran but dread its consequences.” Iran’s President Mahmoud AhmadinejadIran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Israeli regime wishes to launch an attack against Iran but fears the possible consequences of such a move. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that the Tel Aviv regime had been created to wage wars in the region, adding, “They wish to attack Iran but dread its consequences.” “The countries that helped the creation of the Zionist regime have come to the conclusion that this entity cannot carry out the defined missions. Therefore, they are changing its behavior, which means the end of the idea of occupation and Zionism. Zionists have figured it out and seek to change their situation through measures like attacking Syria but they cannot invade Iran.” Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with the editors-in-chief of Egyptian media in Cairo on Tuesday night. The Iranian president is on a visit to Egypt to attend the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Regarding the unrest in Syria, Ahmadinejad said the Syrian nation and government should resolve the issue through dialog. The Iranian president also rejected any military solution to the crisis.Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad said Iran was the guardian of security in the Persian Gulf, but Western countries were after division in the region to protect their own interests. He said the West sought to control the Middle East for the region’s rich resources of energy. Ahmadinejad said, however, that Western states would fail to achieve their objectives if Iran and regional countries further boosted cooperation. AR/HSN/HJL