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Ahmadinejad: Iran already a nuclear state, but has no intention of launching attack on Israel

In interview with Al-Ahram on eve of Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo, Iranian president also says his country opposes outside intervention in Syria.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference due to open there on Wednesday. Before his trip, he gave a long interview to the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. Although Al-Ahram ran the entire interview only in its print edition, excerpts appear on Egyptian websites.


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Ahmadinejad is funny

"Ahmadinejad said the world must now treat Iran as a nuclear country."

... Because that will benefit us to develop actual nuclear capability.

Damn this story!

I keep seeing this article on Israeli or Jewish news sites. They are combining two separate statements by Ahmadinejad. One is that they are already a nuclear power and, two, that they won't be launching a preemptive attack on Israel.

Both of these were said in separate statements from answering separate questions. The combining of these statements make it seem like Ahmadinejad is stating that he already has nuclear weapons but will not use them on Israel.

The obvious truth is that he is saying that he has nuclear power for energy usage. He was asked another question regarding Israel and answered that he would not be attacking Israel.

This is very simple to understand if you read the articles in full rather than just the first few sentences.

Love thy enemy.

Just reading

the linked news article, I notice that half of it is written as an account of the interview with Ahmadinejad, rather than a transcript. That means that it is subject to the bias of the reporter. I've watched a few interviews and presentations with Ahmadinejad, and he seems to be like an Arab version of Ron Paul to me. Definitely in it for peaceful purposes, and a voice of truth and reason among the propaganda.

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.


He seems like a reasonable person, not the monster he's painted as being.

Keep in mind

that Haaretz is a socialist newspaper. Haaretz may have a better integrity than Iranian PressTV (as you see, they report many things unfavorable to Israel), but it does twist things worse than NYTimes or Huffington Post.


but anyone try and deny this !
( Ahmadinejad being paid highest respects by Jewish rabbi )

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.

Only comment is I would like

Only comment is I would like to read more. Seems a bit short for such an important topic.

Truth before all else.....it is what will allow us to emerge with dignity and honor.

Iran is a signee on the NNPT but Isaeal is not

more on ths avail at links below

Iran vs Israel: What The Media Wants You To Forget

Who is the threat to world peace? CHRISTIANS, JEWS, OR MUSLIMS!

"Great Men Do Not Seek Power, They Have Great Power Thrust Upon Them"

no comments on a front page

no comments on a front page article especially this one? damnnn

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire