Iranian general says attack would lead to collapse of Israel

Posted on February 26, 2012

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Iran has warned Israel against mounting an attack on its nuclear facilities amid rising international tension over its uranium enrichment programme.

General Ahmad Vahidi issued a statement warning Israel that an attack would lead to the collapse of the Jewish state.

The warning on Iran’s state-run Press TV website came after a UN report said Iran had tripled its production rate of enriched uranium over the past three months.

The confidential report to member states, seen by the Guardian, also states that Iran is refusing to co-operate with an investigation into evidence that the country may have worked on designing a bomb.

Meanwhile diplomatic experts have warned that a pre-emptive attack on Iran’s nuclear sites by Israel could draw the US into a new Middle East conflict.

“Israel can commence a war with Iran, but it may well take US involvement to conclude it,” said Karim Sadjadpour, a Middle East specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Iran’s warning follows increasingly tough rhetoric from Israel about the need to halt Iran’s nuclear development.

Guardian

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