Ahmadinejad: Iran to ”cut off the hands” of any enemy
Iran would "cut off the hands" of any enemy that attacked the country, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned on Sunday. "Before the enemies touch the trigger, Iran's armed forces will cut off their hands," Ahmadinejad said, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.
His remarks came after Iran was conducting two days of missile tests, which included the firing of a missile that it says can reach Israel. "This is only a small part of Iran's defence capabilities and in future we will unveil more of our defence capabilities if it is needed," Ahmadinejad said.
Ahmadinejad has repeatedly vowed that Tehran will never suspend uranium enrichment as demanded by world powers, which fear Iran could use the process to make a nuclear weapon. "Some people wanted to organise a celebration and say that Iran had stepped back but their celebration did not last long," said Ahmadinejad.
"The government is in charge of the nuclear issue... taking into account the positions of the supreme leader," he added.