Khamanei: Assault on Iran will damage American interestes all over the world

Nuclear showdown iranApril 26, 2006 (Stop Fundamentalism) – Ayatollah Ali Khamanei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, speaking to a crowed this morning warned US that any attack on Iran would put American interests all over the world at jeopardy, Fars News Agency reported today April 26. 

“Iranian people and the Islamic Order will not assault anyone,” Khamanei said claiming the Islamic Republic to be a peaceful government.  “But the Americans should know if they assault on the Islamic Iran their interests, anywhere in the world that they are, will be harmed and Iran will answer any hit with twice as much force” he emphasized.

Khamanei described American’s tone of speech as threatening and intimidating but “the Iranians will not be intimidated,” he stressed.

While Iran’s Supreme Leader is busy making threats, his president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is busy recruiting terrorists, as Sunday Times reported April 23.

According to Sunday Times, Ahmadinejad, attended a meeting in Syria earlier this year with one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, according to intelligence experts and a former national security official in Washington.

US officials and Israel intelligence sources believe Imad Mugniyeh, the Lebanese commander of Hezbollah’s overseas operations, has taken charge of plotting Iran’s retaliation against western targets should President George W Bush order a strike on Iranian nuclear sites.

Mugniyeh is on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list for his role in a series of high-profile attacks against the West, including the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jet and murder of one of its passengers, a US navy diver.

Now in his mid-forties, Mugniyeh is reported to have traveled with Ahmadinejad in January this year from Tehran to Damascus, where the Iranian president met leaders of Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and Hamas.

The meeting has been dubbed a “terror summit” because of the presence of so many groups behind attacks on Israel, which Ahmadinejad has threatened to wipe from the map.

Jane’s Intelligence Review cited “reports in recent weeks” of Mugniyeh’s presence alongside the president.