Iran Ready to Repel Threats – Iranian Foreign Ministry
The possibility of military attacks against Iran by the United States is practically zero. However, Tehran is ready to repel the threats, Mohammad Ali Hossein, official representative of the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic, stated.
"There is a stable principle that any country should be ready to repel any threats. And Iran considers the scenario of further development of the situation," Hossein stated during a press-conference in New-Deli, commenting on the possibility of military action on Iran by the USA.
"However, taking into consideration the current situation in the region, the possibility of military action by the US against Iran is practically zero," the diplomat stated. According to the diplomat, the US got stuck in the mud in the Iraqi and Afghan wars and needs help from other countries to escape the situation.
"The opinions of the Americans against President Bush have fallen and the US cannot launch a third war after failing in the other two," Hossein said.
In the autumn of 2007, the world media reported that Bush's Administration started considering plans of possibly air bombing Iran within the next eight or nine months. In October, Bush warned that the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran may lead to a third world war. However, the White House denies the rumours of possible attacks on the Islamic Republic and stated that the Administration sticks to diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear problem, RIA News reported.