The United Nations is preparing to debate a third set of sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran’s continuing refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. So how have the first two sets of sanctions worked in stopping Iran?
Not so well, apparently.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that it was “too late” to stop Iran’s nuclear program and warned the U.S. and its allies not to push for new U.N. sanctions, comparing his country to a lion sitting quietly in a corner.
“We advise them not to play with the lion’s tail,” Ahmadinejad said, drawing applause from a room of reporters, Iranian officials and foreign dignitaries at a Tehran news conference.
“It is too late to stop the progress of Iran,” Ahmadinejad said. “Iran has passed the point where they wanted Iran to stop.”
But never fear… I’m sure the terror-sponsoring leader of the universe only wants this stuff for peaceful purposes, right?
“With God’s help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech.
“By God’s will, we will witness the destruction of [Israel] in the near future,” he said. He did not elaborate.
Careful, Mahmoud… that kind of talk is sure to start the ball rolling on a fourth strongly worded letter from the U.N.