Iran´s parliamentary speaker has called Israel a "barking dog" that
won´t dare attack the Islamic republic over its controversial nuclear
Ali Larijani said Saturday that the Jewish state won´t attack Iran
because doing so will be "playing with its own destiny."
Israel, the U.S. and their Western allies worry Iran may be trying to
develop nuclear weapons. Tehran maintains its nuclear program is
purely for peaceful purposes.
Israel and the U.S. have said that all options remain open, including
military action, if Iran continues with its uranium enrichment
But Israel has been more aggressive in its rhetoric, threatening to
Iran if it feels it is necessary.
On Friday, senior Israeli officials said they believe that the latest
sanctions imposed by the West against Iran result from the threats
Israel issued about launching a unilateral attack on the Iranian