WATCHING THE WORLD: Iranian sword has two edges

06/12/2006
The Iranian regime has been brandishing the oil weapon in an effort to persuade countries-especially those on the UN Security Council-to allow its nuclear ambitions.Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, issued his threat in a speech to a huge crowd on the 17th anniversary of the death of his predecessor, the Ayatollah Khomeyni, where he underlined the most important asset passed on by the former imam.“That asset, this invaluable reserve, is our political independence. It is our national self-belief. It is our cultural self-belief. It is the deep faith of our people. It is the courage of our nation and our officials in the face of enemy threats and their not being deceived by ...
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