Assad, Iran FM talk 'Zionist threats'

Revolutionary Guard general says US too weak to stop nuclear program.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 11, 2010 19:59
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Former Iranian foreign minister Manoucher Mottaki.

Mottaki has a fit 311 187. (photo credit: AP)

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki discussed "threats posed by the Zionist regime"on Wednesday, according to Iranian news agency Fars, and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari scoffed at US military power.

In a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, Mottaki reportedly said, Iran, Syria and Lebanon are "constantly exchanging views about Israel's war threats, and...the Islamic Republic will offer any assistance to Lebanon and Syria."

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The two reportedly discussed strategic ties between their countries in both security and economics.

Mottaki also announced on Wednesday that his country has not officially demanded discussions with the US, according to a PressTV report.

Jafari declared that the US is too weak to deter the Iranian nuclear program, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

"They [Americans] know that they can't intimidate the Iranian nation with military options to meet their illegal demands," Jafari was cited by Press TV as saying.



The IRCG leader continued to dismiss the threat of a force-driven American action, stating that the US would pursue diplomatic options out of weakness.  "That's why we are witnessing an increase in the soft war, because they are not able to stage a military attack on Iran," he said.


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