If we allow the Iranians to get nukes, we will be harmed. If we stop them, says Iran, we will be harmed also. 1938 Alert: “Iran: West will be harmed if it wants to harm us,” from IranFocus, with thanks to JE:
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 30 — Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator issued a stark warning to the West on Sunday that they would be “harmed” if they stepped up international pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
“Becoming a nuclear state is a strategic goal for the Iranian nation, therefore we will spare no effort to reach this goal”, Secretary General of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani told an audience at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology.
“If you want to harm us, you will be harmed. What I am saying is absolutely serious”, Larijani threatened, in comments directed at the U.S. and Europe.
“We are ready for confidence building but we will not accept pressure imposition. Likewise, we will only be willing to negotiate on the condition that there be no pressure”.
In other words, we are willing to negotiate as long as the West is prepared to make a series of concessions without asking a single thing of us.