Iran Leader Steps Up Threats Against US
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Wednesday that his country would strike U.S. targets around the world in the event it is attacked over its refusals to curb its nuclear progra
"If the U.S. ventured into any aggression on Iran, Iran will retaliate by damaging U.S. interests worldwide twice as much as the U.S. may inflict on Iran," Khamenei said in a speech to a workers' assembly, according to the Iranian news agency IRNA.
His statement adds to a campaign of defiance by senior Iranian officials in advance of a report on Friday by the U.N. atomic watchdog agency, which analysts predict will cite Iran for defying U.N. Security Council demands to halt its uranium-enrichment program.
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