Iran: Military strike will lead to ´collapse´ of Israel (JERUSALEM POST) By JPOST COM STAFF 02/25/12)
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An Israeli military strike on Iran´s nuclear facilities will result
in "the collapse" of the Jewish state, Iranian state-run Press TV
quoted Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as saying on
“The Zionist regime is on the verge of dissolution… a military attack
by the Zionist regime will undoubtedly lead to the collapse of this
regime,” the Press TV website quoted Vahidi as saying.
Press TV´s characteristically awkward translation continued: “Israeli
officials’ remarks about launching an attack against Iran are
According to Press TV, Vahidi made the comments on Thursday, a day
ahead of the UN nuclear watchdog´s latest report on the Iranian
The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran
has yet to clarify a discrepancy in uranium quantities at a Tehran
research site after measurements by international inspectors last
year failed to match the amount declared by the laboratory.
The United States has expressed concern the material may have been
diverted to suspected weapons-related research activity.
UN inspectors have sought information from Iran to help explain the
issue after their inventory last August of natural uranium metal and
process waste at the research facility in Tehran measured 19.8 kg
less than the laboratory´s count.
Experts say such a small quantity of natural uranium could not be
used for a bomb, but that the metal could be relevant to weapons-
"The discrepancy remains to be clarified," said report, issued to
IAEA member states on Friday evening. Reuters contributed to this
report. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 02/25/12)
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