Iran is not afraid of hollow threat by a bunch of Zionists

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) speaking to Japanese broadcasting organization NHK in New York on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has downplayed the Israeli regime’s threatening remarks against the Islamic Republic.

“Iran is a great country, which, throughout history, has repeatedly been subjected to attacks, but has always fared [well] through tough periods,” he said, speaking to Japanese broadcasting organization NHK on the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the president’s official website reported on Tuesday.

“And, today, [the country] is not afraid of hollow threat by a bunch of Zionists either,” Ahmadinejad added.

The US and Israel have repeatedly threatened to take military action against Iran in order to force the Islamic Republic to halt its uranium enrichment program, which Washington and Tel Aviv claim includes a military component.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.  Continue reading