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Tehran may want to 'wipe Israel off the map,' but it won't do it with nukes.

Authors: Steven Simon, Lecturer, Dartmouth College, and Ray Takeyh, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
May 3, 2006
Christian Science Monitor


“In an effort to deter the international community from imposing sanctions against Iran, the mullahs are trying to instill fear in the Western capitals that if pushed to the wall, they will resort to extreme measures. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took the lead in stressing, ‘The Islamic Republic is prepared to transfer the experience, knowledge, and technology of its scientists.’ However, such statements have to be viewed in the context of Iran’s maladroit attempts to fend off international pressure, as opposed to an actual willingness to share its nuclear know-how with its many terrorist allies.”

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