News from Iran

Two stories caught my eye this morning concerning Iran’s latest rants.

Iran forces urged to prepare to hit Israel
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s hardline forces should get ready to take revenge on Israel and the United States for the offensive on Lebanon, the head of the Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday.
“The Basij and Revolutionary Guards should prepare to get even with the Zionists and Americans,” Yahya Rahim-Safavi was quoted as telling Islamic militiamen by the conservative Fars news agency.
The Basij are volunteer Islamic militiamen.

UN resolution on atomic work rejected
TEHRAN — The people of Iran are entitled to produce their own nuclear fuel, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday, rejecting the terms of a draft UN resolution that demands Iran give up its nuclear work. Ahmadinejad said Iranians were seeking “peaceful nuclear technology.”
France issued a draft resolution to the Security Council on Friday demanding that Iran suspend nuclear activities by Aug. 31 or face the threat of sanctions if it refuses. A vote is expected this week. (Reuters)

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