The saber-rattling that went on by the Iranians prior to the nuclear talks should have drawn a strong response from the United States. Instead, it brought out a more feeble foreign policy. After offering nothing, the Iranians got to go home and work on the bomb for six more weeks until the next round of futile talks.
CNN: Prior to the nuclear talks, Ahmadinejad said this,
“Israel is nothing more than a mosquito which cannot see the broad horizon of the Iranian nation,” he said Saturday in northeastern Iran’s Khorassan province, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
Ahmadinejad said “regional states” were being duped into buying billions in arms from “arrogant and imperial powers,” driven in part by all the talk surrounding a potential war involving Iran and Israel, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Such military purchases, he said, are unnecessary because there is no war on the horizon between those two nations.
At least one editorial believes the West has abandoned Israel and he believes the end is near –
Iran’s Keyhan newspaper, which is directly under the supervision of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated, “It can be said that within the last 60 years, this is the first time that the Zionist regime, since its illegal inception, has had to endure rejection by the West over its vision and interest in the region.”
He also bragged about the Obama administration abandoning Israel and thought it a laughing matter. Israel can be defeated without the bomb he claims, and he warned against attack as he said Israel’s end is near.
WND has more on the subject –
[From February, prior to the talks] Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today echoed his earlier threats to “wipe Israel off the map” by telling a mass demonstration in Tehran, commemorating the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, that Palestinians and “other nations” will remove Israel from the region, adding a warning to the West that harsh measures against the nation’s nuclear program would result in Iran walking away from the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT)…
…The West is hiding its ugly face behind international bodies, but these bodies have no reputation among nations. You have destroyed the reputation of the NPT,” the Iranian president said…Keep reading…