Ahmadinejad Threatens 'War Without Boundaries'

Iranian president promises retaliation for attacks on nuclear sites
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2010 3:31 PM CDT
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad arrives for a press conference at the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen Friday Dec. 18, 2009.   (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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(Newser) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad threatened a war with "no boundaries" if Western powers attack potential Iranian nuclear sites, ABC News reports. While in New York for a meeting of the UN General Assembly, the Iranian president again said his country would soon become a nuclear power, adding that the US and Israel would have to accept that.

Asked by reporters about the possibility of an Israeli-US air strike on Iranian facilities, Ahmadinejad said it would be considered an act of war: "War is not just bombs." His most inflammatory comments, predictably, came on the subject of the Holocaust, which he stopped short of denying but called a "a historical event used to create a pretext for war." He said, "We need to ask, where did this event occur, and why should the Palestinian people continue to suffer for it? I am not an anti-Semite. I am anti-Zionism."

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