Israel 'disappointed' in Ahmadinejad re-election
Iran's Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar hails the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a great 'disappointment' for Israel, Press TV reported.
Addressing a gathering in western city Iranian city of Ilam late Sunday, Brigadier-General Mohammad-Najjar said that 'the enemy' is stunned and in a 'state of chaos' as a result of technological achievements of Iranian scientists in manufacturing different kinds of "strategic vehicles, tanks, rocket-launchers and warships," under the Ahmadinejad administration.
"We have also witnessed the success of Iranian scientists in manufacturing three domestic-made submarines in Bandar Abbas," said defense minister.
His remarks came after Israeli officials expressed worry over the landslide victory of the Iranian president, who is an outspoken critic of Israel and has often described holocaust as a 'myth' or a 'big deception.
Hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his Sunday policy addres branded the Ahmadinejad's re-election as the "biggest threat to Israel."
Israel, the Middle East's sole possessor of nuclear arsenal, has accused Iran of having a tendency to develop atomic weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear program - an allegation vehemently rejected by Tehran.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Saturday that "following the victory and continued rule of Ahmadinejad, the international community must continue to act in an uncompromising manner to stop Iran from going nuclear."
During his first term in office, Ahmadinejad -- unlike his predecessor, Mohammad Khatami -- adopted a 'no compromise' policy over the country's civilian nuclear program which Israel and its Western allies insist must be halted.
On numerous occasions, Israel has threatened to launch a unilateral military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities despite a decision made by US president Barack Obama to diplomatically engage Iran over the issue.
Najjar, however, remained adamant that the Iranian president's outstanding policies have sacred away 'the enemy', saying that Israel fear to launch an attack on Iran.