Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Iran says Gulf is no longer safe for U.S.

Iran Focus: a pro-MEK website
Iran said on Wednesday that the Gulf region was no longer safe for the "enemy" and that the people of Iraq had rejected the United States' political model for their country.

"The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman are the hunting ground for the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. If any [foreign] force with any military might tries to maneuver in this region, it will not be out of range of our armed forces and weaponry", Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi said.

In April, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards held naval war-games in the Persian Gulf, which they said served as a warning to the U.S. and Israel.

"The Persian Gulf is no longer a safe place for our enemies", Pour-Mohammadi said. READ MORE

"Our enemies can not tolerate this situation", the radical Shiite cleric added.

"Less than three years into the occupation of Iraq, not only have the Iraqi nation rejected them but have also said that they will choose a political model that is actually the [U.S.’s] enemy. They have chosen the same path that the Iranian people have gone down and have taken the first steps", he said.