-IRAN UPS THE ANTI: Is anyone listening?

EDITORIAL COMMENT

JUNE 20, 2008  –  Earlier this week, DEBKAfile ‘a self-supporting Internet publication devoted to independent, investigative reporting and forward analysis in the fields of international terrorism, intelligence, international conflict, Islam, military affairs, security and politics,’ reported that Tehran had offered to share its ‘nuclear experience’ with Syria.

The offer came from Iran’s ambassador to Syria, Sayyed Ahmed Moussavi. He cited July [2008]  as the date for their officials to meet. DEBKAfile’s military sources say Iran’s willingness to defy its obligations under the non-proliferation treaty by offering a nuclear capability to Syria across the border from Israel brings Tehran’s threat to wipe Israel off the map much closer to home. It is a mark of contempt for Washington and the US-led Western sanctions.

All the above information is not new to jewishinfoNews. On May 29 2008, jewishinfoNews reported that Iran and Syria had signed a new defense cooperation pact.  ‘The two countries [Iran and Syria] pledge their mutual support regarding territorial independence and integrity in terms of international and regional authorities,’ said the state-run Iranian Islamic Republic News Agency.

A month earlier, on April 11 2008, jewishinfoNews brought our readers attention to an article we wrote nearly two years prior, on June 26 2006.  At that time,  the Iranian Research and Technology Minister Mohammad M. Zahedi, during a visit to Indonesia, said his country was ready to cooperate with other Islamic countries in development of advanced technology, including nuclear technology.

We are ready to cooperate with all Islamic countries on advanced technology, including nuclear because knowledge about nuclear power is also advanced technology,‘ Zahedi said during a visit to Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).

According to reports, earlier this month Israel rehearsed a possible air strike against Iran over the Mediterranean and Greece.

The manoeuvre included helicopters used for rescuing downed pilots and refuelling tankers. They flew 1,440 km, roughly the distance between Israel and the Iranian uranium enrichment plant at Natanz.’ http://debka.com/headline.php?hid=5362.

Israel’s chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazy was quoted in DEBKAfile as saying ‘Beside the actions and sanctions against Iran, it is important we remain ready for any options.’

And other than Israel, the world still continues to remain passive.

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