DOHA, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ruled out an attack by Israel against his country over its nuclear activities, saying that the Jewish country is “decaying.”
“The Zionist entity is on its way to decay. It is in a very difficult situation, and hopes to revive itself through useless dialogue,” the Iranian leader was quoted as telling a press conference in Qatar by the Gulf state’s official news agency.
Ahmadinejad arrived earlier Sunday in Doha for talks with Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
“This entity cannot do anything, whether in Gaza or South Lebanon, in its favor, or against Iran,” QNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
The Iranian leader went further saying that any Israeli military action against his country will lead “to wiping (Israel) from the political geography,” the report said.
Moving to the United States, Ahmadinejad that there is no signal that Washington is to have a conflict with Iran.
“There will be no war against Iran. All the talk in this regard is only psychological war, and we believe that there are rational men in the United States that who do not support taking such a step,” he added.
All threats coming from Israel and the United States are ” wishes are unrealizable in reality,” he added.
The Iranian leader was in Qatar on Sunday, speaking in Farsi, when his show of bravado was exaggerated, along with his rant about Iran’s military power.
According to Ahmedinejad, Israel and the US will suffer destruction upon attacking Iran and reiterated how Israel risks being wiped from the world map upon such an attack. The controversial leader was speaking to journalists during an interview in Doha, Qatar, through an interpreter.
Qatar shares a lot with the West, and it was politically incorrect to let Ahmedinejad make such statements from a western allied country. The Iranian leader, however, was not afraid to share his sentiments with the fourth estate. After talks with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, he went ahead with a scheduled press conference.
He has been calling for the destruction of the Israeli State, which he has often said he does not recognize. The Zionist state, as Ahmedinejad refers to the country, will be destroyed if it attacks Iran.
Israel has nuclear capabilities and the capacity to destroy Iran. It is the only Middle East state with a nuclear arsenal. The Jewish State views the Iranian nuclear ambitions a threat to its citizens. It has been planning a full-scale military operation to stop the Iranian nuclear program.
The international community in answer to Iran’s ambitions to build an atomic bomb has caused the country numerous embargoes. Iran is nonetheless fearless. A few weeks ago, it unveiled the unmanned combat aircraft that Ahmedinejad referred to as ‘the killer’ and an ambassador of peace, stoking more controversy regarding his leadership and his views about the Jewish state.