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Iran Scoffs At ‘Western Options’


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday rejected Western threats against his country, as well as Washington’s statement that “all options are on the table” to deal with Iran, the state run Press TV reported.

“They say all options are on the table. Let your options stay on the table until they and you rot together,” he said.

His remarks come in response to Washington’s comments that “all options are on the table” regarding Iran.

Western powers and Israel suspect Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons. Iran denies this, saying its program is of a civilian nature. Israel has threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Ahmadinejad said Iran will not be intimidated by Western threats of bombs, warships and warplanes.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday that the United States would make more of an impact than Israel in case of attack against Iran.

“If they [Israel] decided to do it there’s no question that it would have an impact, but I think it’s also clear that if the United States did it we would have a hell of a bigger impact,” Panetta said.

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