Skip to comments.Ahmadinejad: Those who backed UN sanctions will soon regret it
Posted on 12/24/2006 10:39:04 AM PST by edpc
A defiant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday dismissed the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program as "a piece of torn paper" that would not deter Iran from its nuclear activities.
"It is a piece of torn paper... by which they aim to scare Iranians... It is in the Westerners' interests to live with a nuclear Iran," the semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying.
In his first response since the 15-member Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose economic sanctions, the hard-line Iranian president said that the supporters of the resolution would soon regret their "superficial act," the Irna news agency reported.
"This resolution will not harm Iran and those who backed it will soon regret their superficial act," Ahmadinejad said.
(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...
"Iranians are neither worried nor uncomfortable with the resolution... we will celebrate our atomic achievements in February."
"From Sunday morning, we will begin activities at Natanz -site of 3,000 centrifuge machines - and we will drive it with full speed. It will be our immediate response to the resolution,"
"Before going to war it is possible to achieve what we want without war, if the world will take the right steps," continued Peres.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said it sends "a clear message to the Iranian leadership that Iran's nuclear program is total unacceptable and the community of nations will act to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons."
"We don't think this resolution is enough in itself," Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said. "We want the international community to take further action. We're certainly not going to put all our eggs in the UN basket."
Enjoy the remaining days of 2006. It looks like 2007 will be an interesting year.
It appears that the vertically-challenged Ahmadinejad isn't a big fan of the U.N. I guess he and I have ONE thing in common.
Hey, not to worry, John Kerry wants to go over there and "dialogue"! Everything is ok now. We all know he was the nominee because of his foreign policy experience!
It's not in my interest to live with Iran. Nuclear or otherwise.
Stupid, stone-age BS artist. Everybody has to have something...and he has his hot air. Some day, he will pay for pulling the tiger's tail!! Wadda jerk!!
Enjoy the remaining days of 2006. It looks like 2007 will be an interesting year.
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Indeed. And . . . interesting in the classical Chinese idiomatic sense.
C'mon, Achmad. Have the spine to be specific.
Every day another threat. If someone got in my face every day threatening to kill me and my family and everyone I know it wouldn't take that long for me to react, what the hell are we doing?
This guy is begging to be killed, taunting us.
Threats = terrorists' currency
Sanctions rarely work for the purposes for which they were imposed and should only be used to modify non-violent threats.
If someone is threatening violence, the correct response is overwhelming force, not sanctions.
So the UN has imposed sanctions...will they seriously enforce them? I think not. Iran will have a nuke by the end of 2007 and only Israel or the US acting on their own will be able to stop it. The new Congress has already capitulated to the Arab world so I don't think the US is about ready to do anything except plead for UN protection.
Wonder why France/Germany/Russia/China went along with the vote for sanctions? They usually veto everything.
Unless they realize that the sanctions are a useless gesture anyway and they can score points with us without really doing anything.
.....and then we are going to turn the bombs on ourselves and get our reward of 70 virgins each, early. See how smart we are, you western infidels?
Do we in the west have the balls to take this clown out? I think you can count on my country, Canada, to assist.
"John Kerry wants to go over there and "dialogue"!
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Didn't you hear, Bush sent him up an Iranian river this Christmas Eve on a secret mission to speak with Amadjihad?
Nope, Israel is smart enough to wait until they can do so with most of the world's OK (or at least mild acquensence) on it. That time is not yet here, but if this ass-clown carries forth on his threats, he will bring that time much closer.
The world is acting like it has an Iranian knife to its throat and Iran is acting like it has a knife to the world's throat.
Nothing will end this but military action. Nothing.
Why should little Israel be expected to carry the water for us?
Who didn't support the resolution besides N Kor and Venezuela? And Cuba.
"Israel is smart enough to wait until they can do so with most of the world's OK (or at least mild acquensence) on it."
That time will never come. The majority of the world are anti-semitic and wish only for Israel to disapear. When the right thing needs to be done, you don't wait for other's approval, you just do it.
"Hey, not to worry, John Kerry wants to go over there and 'dialogue!'"
Please! Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please! Let's hold a Freeper Bake Sale to buy him a one-way ticket; you know how he likes to take handouts, LOL!
Carrot, meet Stick, LOL!
Can't we just declare open-season on this jerk now?
Thank you for your concern with your attempt at setting our directives strait Imanutjob, however trust in the idea that we can figure out what is best for us without your impetuous rhetoric as a national leader.
This is a big problem and I don't think we should put the burden on them. The biggest reason is that Israel is like the US and has lots of internal enemies in its own government.
We gave them a free hand this summer and they basically stopped short of doing what they should have done - because of internal opposition and a wimpy government. This made them look weak and made us look like idiots.
If we're going to take out Iran, we have to do it ourselves. That said, we won't do it, and I'mANutJob is perfectly safe in taunting us, threatening Israel and developing all the nukes he wants.
Swell, all we need is to affirm that we are a bunch of idiots striving for direction at the knee of a helmsman who is capable of being stuck in forward and reverse at the same time.
Phew- and here we thought the sanctions were going to be viewed negatively- I guess i underestimated the severity of the sanctions- my mistake- not http://sacredscoop.com
I think its more like dope meets dork!
Winning friends through threats.
Hey, it might work. Kerry's such a yawn -- maybe the plan's to bore Ahmadinejad to death...
The last election period showed us as a country to be more concerned about real issues that are more threatening than the WOT and the "axis of evil".
More like "ME, ME, ME meets his rival ME, ME, ME".
I don't think that Iranian men are alone in this. Just take look at Saddam. Remember he was talking big before we went into Iraq
Ahmadinejad is a terrorist.
Errr...exactly is it that you believe to be "more threatening," pray tell.
Sorry, that would be "what is it" etc.
I was thinking more along the lines of his impending "status" as a hostage, LOL!
Sadly, you're right. It's going to happen, but I honestly believe the US is going to wait until Iran strikes Israel or strikes us or some ally directly. I can't believe we're offering up our people as sacrifices to Islam, but that seems to be what's happening. A certain number of us will have to die before any US government will have permission from the Dems to strike back.
I can live with a nuclear Iran, Mr. Ahmanutjob would you please provide us with your current latitude and longitude and we will resume our nuclear testing program.
Yep. We've got their back....and they know it.
Dream on, for their motivations and directives will lead them to send him back to us to do their bidding on our turf.
Not good for us stateside....
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