Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Iran rules out probable Israeli attack on Bushehr plant

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, July 11, IRNA -- Iran expressly ruled out Sunday a possible 
air strike by Israel on the country`s nuclear power plant in southern 
Bushehr, which Tehran is building with the help of Russia. 
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters that 
the story to this effect had been `invented by elements of the 
(Israeli) regime for propaganda`. 
"No country in the world is in a position to militarily attack 
Iran," he said, adding neither is there any sign to indicate that Tel 
Aviv is considering to attack the plant. 
Iran has sternly warned Israel against attacking the country`s 
nuclear facilities, which Tehran says are oriented towards 
electricity generation. 
Iranian officials say the Israelis are pointing the finger at Iran
in an attempt to divert attention from Israel`s nuclear weapons 
program. 
International experts believe the regime has 100-200 warheads, 
based on estimates of the quantity of plutonium that has been produced
at its Dimona desert reactor. 
Senior Iranian officials blasted the world nuclear watchdog`s head
for letting Israeli authorities sidetrack the regime`s atomic arsenal 
which makes Tel Aviv the biggest nuclear power in the region. 
Israeli officials, instead, concentrated on the Iranian nuclear 
program during the International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed 
ElBaradei`s visit to Israel which ended Thursday. 
During the visit, the Israeli regime stuck to its `no show, no 
tell` policy and continued to refuse to admit it has nuclear 
weapons. 
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