Saturday, Aug 30, 2008
Jordan warns against a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying Tel Aviv is not capable of defeating Tehran.
“An attack against Iran would provoke reprisals and Israel doesn’t have the capability to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites”, says the King of Jordan.
“Iranians assert that their nuclear program has no military nature and an American report, which was published recently, apparently recognizes their claim,” said King Abdullah II in an interview with French magazine L’Express.
National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) said in September 2007 that Iran is not seeking nuclear weapons. Yet the Bush administration, ignoring the country’s NIE’s conclusion, claims that Iran’s nuclear program poses a “threat” to Europe and the United States.
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King Abdullah hinted at Iran’s increasing power and influence in the Middle East and said, “What Tehran wants to tell us, I think, is that Iran is an important player in the region and that we should note it well”.
The King of Jordan said his country hopes that there would be no military intervention against Iran as such a move would bear dire consequences for the whole region.
“All the countries in the region will pay the price for such a situation,” he concluded.
This article was posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 3:08 am