Iran’s National Interests


Israeli blog An Unsealed Room has drawn my attention to this story from the aptly named IranMania news.

“Existence of Israel contrary to Iranian interests”

The mere existence of Israel is contrary to Tehrans national interests, press reports said Monday, quoting former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, now a top advisor to Iran’s supreme leader.

Yep, that little ol’ atomic energy program in Iran is for “civil” purposes….

Update: There is a positive spin to this story. If Iran say that they see Israel’s existence as contrary to their interests, then they are implicitly recognizing Israel’s existence!

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