Here is the Iranian reasoning: If you stop us from getting nukes, we’ll attack you. If you allow us to get nukes, we’ll attack Israel. So essentially, for the antisemitic dhimmi European Union reps, Iran’s getting nukes has no downside.
From AP (thanks to all who sent this in):
Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday warned European countries not to follow the US lead in imposing unilateral sanctions against his country, state radio reported.
Ahmadinejad threatened unspecified retaliation by Iran if Europe followed in the footsteps of the United States, which last week announced sanctions against the Islamic state.
“If they plan to cooperate with the enemy of the Iranian nation, we cannot interpret this as a friendly behavior. We will show reaction,” the radio quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
Meanwhile, US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told reporters that Washington wants a third UN Security Council sanctions resolution passed as soon as possible.
He also said the US wants the European Union to push forward with further sanctions against Iran, and urged Iran’s major trading partners to cut back business with Teheran to send a strong message.
“Our view is that all of that should happen as soon as possible so that Iran gets the message that as long as it’s defying the Security Council, which it currently is, and not cooperating fully with the IAEA … then there’s going to be a price to what Iran does,” he said. “And that price will be increased isolation and heightened sanctions.”
The US measure bans dealings with a host of companies connected to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, an elite force that has extensive business holdings in oil, construction and other sectors.
It also prohibits American companies from working with the Guards-linked Iranian companies and puts pressure on international firms and banks not to deal with them as well.
Ahmadinejad spoke after a ceremony inaugurating a petrochemical complex in the southern port of Asalouyeh, some 1,500 kilometers south of the capital, Teheran.
“You, Europeans, know well what will happen in the economic sphere if Iran takes a serious move in this matter,” the Iranian leader said.
IRNA, the state official news agency, also quoted Ahmdinejad as saying: “You, Europe, need us more” – a veiled reference to business ties between Teheran and European nations.