Iran’s Threat to Go “Underground”

Over at Power Line Video, check out Mohsen Rezai, Secretary of the Iranian Expediency Council, as he discusses Iran’s situation vis-a-vis the United States on Iranian television. He says that “Iran has achieved a great thing” by stalling off the United Nations, and offers an analysis of American power that includes the hoary “paper tiger” theme.

Most interesting is his discussion of Iran’s nuclear program. He says that if the U.S. should invade Iran, the program could be moved to the desert where it might never be found. Should the U.S. bomb Iran, the nuclear program could be moved underground:

If Iran goes underground with its nuclear activities, the entire world will curse America and say, “What have you done? You have made the region unsafe, and achieved nothing.”

But wait! If Iran’s nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes, as its government claims, then why would taking it underground “make the region unsafe”?

Check out this very interesting video; it comes via MEMRI TV.


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