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Clinton exchanges threats with Iranian cleric

Responding to Hillary Clinton's warning in which she stated that if she was the President, and if Iran launched a nuclear attack on Israel, she would attack Iran, Tehran responded in kind. Iranian cleric and Assembly of Experts member Ahmed Khatami warned Clinton that Iran would retaliate.

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VOICE OF ZAA NKWETA, PRESENTER: Iran’s response to Senator Clinton’s remarks in which she issued a severe warning to Iran in the event that it attacked Israel came out of Tehran today. Last month the Democratic presidential hopeful said:

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SEN. HILLARY CLINTON, US PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (D): Well, the question was, if Iran were to launch a nuclear attack on Israel, what would our response be? And I want the Iranians to know, that if I’m the President, we will attack Iran. And I want them to understand that, because it does mean that they have to look very carefully at their society because whatever stage of development they might be in their nuclear weapons program in the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them.

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VOICE OF NKWETA: On Friday Iranian cleric, and Assembly of Experts Leader, Ahmed Khatami responded to Senator Clintons’ remarks.

AHMED KHATAMI, MEMBER OF EXPERTS ASSEMBLY AND LEADER OF FRIDAY PRAYERS (SUBTITLED TRANSLATION): A disreputable American (presidential) candidate has said that if Iran attacks Israel, she will obliterate Iran if she is the president. I tell the American people, it is a shame for them that their presidents are servants of Israel without any willpower. What they are saying recently is just psychological war. However, if the crazy people in Washington or Tel Aviv take any military action, the Iranian nation will hit them with such a slap that they will not be able to get on their feet again.

We are observing the siege of Shiite Sadr City in Iraq. It seems Americans would like to make what happened in Gaza happen in Sadr City too. We can only conclude that America is fighting Islam.

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