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From brian carroll <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Tue, 11 May 2004 20:31:19 -0500

Iran Warns Israel of Nuclear Retaliation    1:08 pm PST, 11 May 2004
    Iran on Tuesday warned it would retaliate against Israel if the 
Jewish state attacked Tehran's nuclear facilities.

Both Israel and the United States suspect Iran is engaged in a nuclear 
weapons program, under the guise of developing a nuclear energy program.

In the past, Israel has said it would not allow Iran to build a nuclear 

In 1981, Israel staged a surprise attack on Osirak, a nuclear reactor 
under construction outside Baghdad, because it feared Iraq would 
acquire a nuclear weapon.

And last month, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Iran was 
Israel's primary threat.

But Iran's chief negotiator on nuclear affairs, Hasan Rowhani, warned 
that an Israeli attack would have severe consequences.

"Israel knows our hands are well equipped," Rowhani said. "If such an 
incident happens, it will meet a resolute response from our side."      
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