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Via a commenter, a MEMRI report on Iranian nuclear intentions:

Nuclear Weapons Can Solve the Israel ProblemRafsanjani said that Muslims must surround colonialism and force them [the colonialists] to see whether Israel is beneficial to them or not. If one day, he said, the world of Islam comes to possess the weapons currently in Israel’s possession [meaning nuclear weapons] — on that day this method of global arrogance would come to a dead end. This, he said, is because the use of a nuclear bomb in Israel will leave nothing on the ground, whereas it will only damage the world of Islam.

That reeks of empty talk to me, but if I’m sitting in the Knesset I guess I don’t want to blithely dismiss it. There was an interesting New York Times report a couple of days ago on Iranian efforts to influence the course of events in Iraq.