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|Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:51 am Post subject: Top Russian general: U.S. attack on Iran would be 'huge mist
|Top Russian general: U.S. attack on Iran would be 'huge mistak
Last update - 18:23 03/04/2007
~By Reuters and Haaretz Service
The head of Russia's general staff, Yuri Baluyevsky, warned the U.S.
on Tuesday that a war with Iran would be "impossible to win."
"Shockwaves from this attack could be felt around the world," said
Baluyevksy, adding that the U.S. would not be able to defeat Iran.
Unnamed Russian intelligence sources have said the U.S. may attack
Iran as early as April 6. Tensions have accumulated over Washington's
accusations that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, and Iran's
capture of 15 British naval staff on March 23.
Russia sells weapons to the Iranian military, and is building an
atomic plant in Iran's southwestern port city of Bushehr. Construction
of the plant is currently on hold over a payment dispute.
Iran said on Tuesday that if Russia does not deliver atomic fuel for
the Islamic Republic's first power station, the move would justify
Tehran's disputed work to produce its own nuclear fuel.
Iran's own enrichment program to make fuel for power plants is at the
center of a row with the West which believes Tehran secretly wants to
enrich uranium to levels which could be used to make material for
atomic bombs. Tehran denies this.
"If the Russians do not want to deliver the fuel to us it will prove
the issue that we should seriously follow enrichment ourselves,"
Gholamreza Aghazadeh, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization,
He said "financial obstacles have been solved" in the dispute with
Russia. Russian officials said last month that Iran had resumed
payments to Russia for the power plant construction but said Tehran
was still in arrears.
JUDEA & SAMARIA are clearly and unquestionably JEWISH!