Iranian women walk past an anti-US mural in downtown Tehran. Iran will cease cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog if it refers the country’s nuclear dossier to the Security Council, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said.
The Guardian: Iran’s message to the west: back off or we retaliate
Iran’s foreign minister yesterday threatened immediate retaliation over a move to refer its nuclear weapons activities to the United Nations security council in comments which deepen his country’s confrontation with the international community.
In an interview with the Guardian – his first with western media – Manouchehr Mottaki accused the US of manufacturing the crisis and insisted there was still time to avoid a collision. But he warned that any military action by the US or Israel against Iran would have “severe consequences” and would be countered “by all means” at Iran’s disposal.
The IAEA will meet today and make their recommendations.
Flap handicaps a deferral to the March meeting.
Israel and the United States will NOT be deferring their WAR PLANS.
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The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image
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