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"That [Iranian nuclear] program must be stopped. The danger or letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it."
— Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain
“The leaked [diplomatic cables] show that the entire world, not just Israel, is panicked over the Iranian nuclear program. Iran poses the greatest clear and present danger to the stability of the world, and the world has to act to remove this malignant tumor.”
— Steve Plocker, Yediot Ahronoth
“[Iran] is an octopus whose tentacles reach out insidiously to manipulate, foment, and undermine the best laid plan of regional moderates… Iran’s tentacles include its allies Qatar and Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in the Palestinian territories.”
- Jordanian Officials to US State Department, WikiLeaks
"You have a President of Iran that threatens to wipe a democracy, and one of America's strongest allies on the planet, wipe it from the planet. Now if that isn't a wake up call to the rest of the world, I dont know what is?"
-- Shelley Berkley, US Representative (D-NV)
“We are absolutely clear that we are ready, and will push for, further sanctions against Iran....We will work through the United Nations to achieve this. We are prepared also to have tougher European sanctions. We want to make it clear that we do not support the nuclear ambitions of that country.”
-- Gordon Brown, British Prime Minister
“Iran is trying to acquire a nuclear bomb. I say to the French, it’s unacceptable.”
-- Nicolas Sarkozy, French President
"[Ahmadinejad] is a racist and a Holocaust denier who doesn't conceal his intention to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth."
-- Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister
“Whoever still needed indisputable proof that Iran continues to send weapons to terror organizations got it today in a clear and unequivocal manner. Iran sends these weapons to terror organizations in order to hit Israeli cities and kill civilians.”
— Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister on the siezure of the transport ship Francop laden with rockets and ammunition
“But the true realism is that Iran is a menace — potentially a great one — and that its Revolutionary Guard is engaged in the dirty business of killing Americans and others. The fact that the Bush administration says so does not make it otherwise. The Senate's resolution [to label the al-Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization] was a necessary step toward tightening sanctions on Iran — a way to avoid war, not the overture to one.”
— Richard Cohen, Washington Post
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