Wednesday, May 12, 2010
War is coming to the Middle East!
Here's some of the more recent headlines. I'm hoping to gather these each week and just give you a one or two sentence highlight. As Christians we need to be aware of what's going on in the middle East because it is in that part of the world where most of the final prophecies of the Bible take place. We should read the signs of the times and prepare ourselves for the second coming of Christ!
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday Israel could not do a "damn thing" to stop the Islamic state's nuclear program, which the West suspects is a front to build bombs. The Zionist regime (Israel) and its (western) backers cannot do a damn thing to stop Iran's nuclear work," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in the central city of Isfahan.
Ahmadinejad rejected on Wednesday as "illegal" a UN nuclear watchdog resolution over the country's disputed nuclear activities, state television reported.
"Under pressure of a few superficially powerful countries ... the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) passed an illegal resolution against the Iranian nation," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in the central city of Isfahan.
WASHINGTON - Syrian President Bashar Assad is pursuing dangerous policies that could unleash war on the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned on Thursday night.
In a speech to the American Jewish Committee in Washington, Clinton said that Syria's transfer of weapons to Hezbollah militants in Lebanon risks throwing the region into instability.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has approved the sites for new uranium enrichment plants in Iran, a close aide said on Monday, despite growing world pressure to stop the sensitive nuclear work.
Ahmadinejad's senior advisor Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi told the ILNA news agency that the hardliner had "approved the locations of the new nuclear sites" and the "construction at these sites will start with his order."
New York--Iran and Egypt are gearing up for battle against the United States and its allies over Israel and developing countries' rights to atomic technology at a major meeting on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Iran - US, Israel mastermind all terrorist activities in world: President
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Saturday stressed that Washington and Tel Aviv mastermind all terrorist activities in the world. He made the remarks while addressing a ceremony commemorating the International Labor Day. The US and Israel are the root-cause of terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, he added. All world dictators are supported by Washington, he said, adding that the US and its allies oppose all democratic governments across the globe.
UN Conference 05/03/2010
Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust, denies there are homosexuals in Iran, and denies the existence of Iran's nuclear weapons program. To this list of lies he added another – that the U.S. and Israel pose a nuclear threat to Iran
05/05/10- The associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday kicked off new war games and military maneuvers in the strategic Persian Gulf waters, the country's second military show of force in less than a month.
The exercises reflect Iran's desire to flex its military muscle at a time of a deepening standoff with the West over Tehran's controversial nuclear program. The war games, held annually since 2006, also act as a warning, should U.S. or Israel consider a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
05 May 2010 11:40:18 GMT
WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday his country would "definitely continue" its nuclear program despite Israeli threats of military action.
"Iran will definitely continue its path. You should not even doubt that we will continue our path. We'll definitely continue our path," Ahmadinejad said in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" program.
Asking if that meant Iran was playing with fire in light of Israel's threat of a possible military strike, Ahmadinejad said it was not. "They're not a factor, in our defense doctrine, we don't even count them."