Netanyahu: Iran seeks nuclear arsenal of 200 bombs

Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani’s victory in the recent elections demonstrates the hollowness of the argument that stiff sanctions would unite the Iranian people around the regime, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview published Friday in The Washington Post.

“The sanctions were often dismissed because it was said [that] they would get the Iranian people to rally around the regime. Continue reading

Ahmadinejad: Iran Can Go Years with No Oil Sales

Iran can survive for years without selling oil, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Tuesday, according to Fars news. “Even if we didn’t sell oil for two to three years, the country would manage easily,” he said.

The European Union is planning to ban Iranian oil in an attempt to pressure Ahmadinejad to drop the country’s nuclear program.

Full article: Ahmadinejad: Iran Can Go Years with No Oil Sales (Arutz Sheva)

Khamenei: Syria’s Anti-Israel, So We’ll Defend It

“Iran will defend Syria because of its support for the anti-Zionist regime resistance,” Khamenei was quoted as having said as he received Erdogan in the northeastern city of Mashhad.

The supreme leader reiterated Tehran’s staunch rejection of foreign intervention in Syria, saying, “We are strongly opposed to any interference by foreign forces in the internal affairs of Syria… the reforms which have begun there should continue.”

Full article: Khamenei: Syria’s Anti-Israel, So We’ll Defend It (Arutz Sheva)