Iran says threat of Israeli attack a "silly joke"
TEHRAN (AFP) Sep 05, 2004
Iran on Sunday dismissed the threat of an Isreali attack on its nuclear facilities as a "silly joke".
"This is a silly joke, just a psychological war," foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.
"The Israelis have a accurate appraisal of their own capabilities and Iran's capabilities. And they know that resorting to this will only translate into a decisive and irrevocable response to the Zionist regime," he added.
In recent weeks there has been a mounting war of words with Israel, which accuses Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons. The spat has increased speculation that the Jewish state may attempt a pre-emptive attack Iranian nuclear facilities.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.