Iran Promises West 'Bloody Nose' Over Nuke Program

'The nation will slap you in the mouth,' Ahmadinejad warns
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 6:12 PM CDT

(Newser) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invoked some schoolyard rhetoric today, threatening the West with a "bloody nose" over ongoing criticism of Iran's uranium enrichment program, Reuters reports. "The Iranian nation will bloody the enemy's nose if they want to violate an iota of our rights" to nuclear technology, Ahmadinejad warned. Not clear enough? "The nation will slap you in the mouth," he added.

The UN Security Council has already slapped Iran with three rounds of sanctions over what it views as Iranian movement toward nuclear weapons; Iran says the program will generate electricity. The Council's five permanent members will meet later this month to determine whether it should renew incentives it offered Iran in 2006 to table its program. (Read more Iran stories.)

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