Mohammad Ali Jafari

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Iran: 'Nothing Will Remain' of Israel in Attack

As Netanyahu seeks to draw 'red lines' around Tehran

(Newser) - Iran and Israel are rattling the sabers in earnest today, with the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard brashly warning that "nothing will remain" of Israel if it should attack Tehran over its nuclear program. Speaking at a news conference today, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari said that, if attacked,... More »

Ahmadinejad Got Slapped for Siding With Protesters

Iranian president suggested more freedom would end riots

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not necessarily known as a big softy, took a surprisingly sympathetic stance toward the protesters then filling the streets to protest his election—and got slapped across the face for his trouble. Ahmadinejad, in a meeting with the Supreme National Security Council, said the people felt "suffocated"... More »

Iran: US Attack Would Result in 'Quagmire'

With meeting ahead on new sanctions, Russia encourages diplomacy

(Newser) - A US attack would lead to a "quagmire deeper than Iraq," an Iranian official warned today, reacting to intensifying rhetoric from the Bush administration. The five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany will meet Friday to discuss tougher sanctions against Iran. Meanwhile, Russia insists that... More »

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