Iranian Media: Islamic World Needs Nuclear Weapons (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 06/12/12)
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Iranian state-run media has published a commentary that stated, "The
Islamic world should rise up and shout that a nuclear bomb is our
The regime under Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has constantly
stated that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
The commentary was published by Fars News Agency, which is run by the
Revolutionary Guards tightly and usually publishes official opinion.
It indicates that Iran is changing gears, said Erick Staklebeck, who
writes for the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Staklebeck noted that the Islamic world already has nuclear weapons
because Pakistan is known to have approximately 110 such weapons.
“If Pakistan uses one of its nukes, it will be to the East, against
its arch-rival, India. Iran, on the other hand, clearly has its
sights set on the United States, Europe and Israel,” he wrote.
The commentary, which he said he received from a friend, was written
by Alireza Forghani, a former governor of southern Iran’s Kish
Province and an analyst and a strategy specialist “in the camp of the
supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.”
Iran could possibly rationalize its “peaceful objectives” for nuclear
power by arguing that a nuclear bomb would create peace if it were to
be used on Israel to achieve Ahmadinejad’s stated objective of
annihilating Zionism. Forghani wrote in February that Iran should
stage a “pre-emptive” strike on Israel.
Forghani wrote on Sunday, “The fatwa from Imam Khomeini [the founder
of Iran´s Islamic revolution -- ed.] said ‘all Islamic countries have
Islamic blood.’ Therefore the Islamic world should rise up and shout
that a nuclear bomb is our right, and disrupt the dreams of America
“Having a nuclear bomb is our right. Israel would have been destroyed
completely 30 years ago” but remains because of its assumed
possession of nuclear warheads.
“The Islamic republic, after the victory of the 1979 revolution,
faced a hard reality of its enemies trying to overthrow the only true
Islamic republic in the world,” he wrote. “The enemies of the Islamic
Republic of Iran, headed by America with cooperation by its European
allies and some in Asia — [and] using the tools such as the United
Nations, other international organizations and NATO — have
continuously pursued their goal of overthrowing the … government.”
Staklebeck commented that the article indicates that Iranian leaders
are “telegraphing their intentions towards us and are very close to
acquiring nuclear weapons that will make their apocalyptic visions a
reality.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/12/12)
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