Did he do this with a straight face?
The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee [inverted reality when he] filed an official letter of complaint against [Israeli] National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Friday, citing his threats to obliterate Iran should it attack Israel.
Ben-Eliezer, speaking during the national emergency drill held in Israel during the week, warned Iran any such strike would carry “severe repercussions”; and added that the drill “does not simulate a fictitious situation. I think the future will be much harder that the reality we are familiar with.”
Khazaee filed the letter with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, noting that Ben-Eliezer’s remarks were “another example of the aggressive, terrorist nature of the Zionist regime”; and called on the UN Security Council to take action. — YNet
Coming from the nation whose president has threatened to “wipe Israel off the map” (or make it “vanish from the page of time”, depending on the translation you prefer), and who continues to threaten Israel and predict its imminent demise at the hands of his proxies, the complaint is somewhat ironic.
Meanwhile, poor threatened Iran announced that they are running hundreds of new centrifuges to enrich uranium for their ‘peaceful’ atomic program. At the same time, satellite imagery has become available of the site from which Iran recently launched its ‘space program research’ rocket, and there are indications that Iran is working on a much longer-range weapon there:
Geoffrey Forden, a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that there was a recently constructed building on the site, about 40 metres in length, which was similar in form and size to the Taepodong long-range missile assembly facility in North Korea.
Avital Johanan, the editor of Jane’s Proliferation, said that the analysis of the Iranian site indicated that Tehran may be about five years away from developing a 6,000km ballistic missile. — TimesOnline
Such a missile could hit targets throughout Europe, not just the Middle East. Surely one would expect the instinct of self-preservation to kick in among the European democracies, and they would put a stop to the Iranian weapons program before it’s too late.
Do the Europeans really want a country ruled by a theocracy, some of whose members may have messianic pretensions and an apocalyptic vision of the near future, to both have nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them?
Iranian missile launch site