1938 Alert from The Guardian, with thanks to JE:
Iran will harm US interests anywhere in the world if America launches an attack, the supreme leader of the country, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said today.
“The Americans should know that if they assault Iran their interests will be harmed anywhere in the world that is possible,” he was quoted as saying by a state television announcer.
International efforts to persuade Iran to end its uranium enrichment programme reach a crunch point this week when a UN security council deadline for it to stop expires on Friday.
The US president, George Bush, has said he wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis but insisted “all options are on the table” to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.