Just wait until they get their nukes. Funny thing how Khamenei said that nuclear weapons were against Islam: if the Iranians just want to develop nuclear power, why will Western opposition cost us dearly? This is a clear indication that nuclear weaponry is just what the Iranians are aiming to develop. From the Middle East Times, with thanks to Scaramouche:
TEHRAN — Top Iranian figure Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Iran’s decision to resume sensitive nuclear work was “irreversible” and warned that Western opposition to Iran’s program will “cost them dearly”.
During a Friday sermon, the prominent ayatollah said: “You could drag things on but Iran’s decision is irreversible,” drawing chants of “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” from the faithful.
Rafsanjani’s remarks came a day after the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation board of governors adopted a resolution expressing “serious concern” at Tehran’s decision to resume uranium conversion activities.
The influential former president warned worshippers not to “take lightly what happened at the IAEA. It is very important and will create new conditions for our country and the region. It will turn a new leaf in the history of our revolution.
“It will cost them dearly,” he vowed, signaling the possibility of a hardened stance by a country that plays an important role in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf as well as being a major oil producer.