Iranian minister: US can't launch war because of cost to taxpayers

October 4, 2007 01:20

Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday the United States is not in a position to launch a war against Iran because American taxpayers are already saddled with the very costly war in Iraq. Nonetheless, Manouchehr Mottaki accused US President George W. Bush's administration of engaging in a "psychological war" and raising the option of a military strike every six months over the last two years. At some point during each six-month period, he said, "we were receiving information which looked very exact - in some specific hour and date the strike will take place." While the US maintains that all options including a military attack remain on the table, Mottaki said "Our analysis is clear. US is not in a position to impose another war in our region against their taxpayers."

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