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Iran: Netanyahu should not even think about attack
October 2, 2013 02:12
Iranian envoy to UNGA says the prime minister's remarks were "inflammatory," "saber rattling."
Khodadad Seifi.

Khodadad Seifi 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Iran on Tuesday blasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for "saber rattling" after he threatened unilateral action to prevent the Islamic Republic from gaining nuclear weapons, AFP reported.

Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the UN warned that “the Israeli prime minister had better not even think about attacking Iran, let alone planning for that,” The New York Times quoted Khodadad Seifi as saying in immediate response to Netanyahu's speech at the UN General Assembly.

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Netanyahu, in his address said Israel would "stand alone," if it deems diplomacy has reached a dead end, to thwart Tehran from developing a nuclear arsenal.

Seifi told the assembly that Netanahu's remarks had been "inflammatory".

“Iran’s centuries-old policy of nonaggression must not be interpreted as its inability to defend itself,” the Times quoted the Iranian diplomat as stating.

Meanwhile, Iran's ambassador to the UN accused Netanyahu as "misleading" the assembly on the purpose of Iran's nuclear program.

"Iran has an inalienable right to peaceful nuclear energy," said Mohammed Khazaee. Khazaee also echoed his president's words, saying "There is no single acceptable reason to possess a nuclear weapon, but agreeable reasons to abolish them all. Nuclear weapons have no place in the defense structuring of my country."

Without ever referring to Netanyahu by name, he further poked fun at the Israeli Prime Minister, saying he was "trying to be more royal than than the king," and was still trying misleading the UN about the Iranian nuclear program, "but unlike last year, he did not bring the cartoon drawings."

Maya Shwayder contributed to this report.
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