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Iranian Official Mocks Netanyahu's UN Speech

A senior Iranian foreign ministry official says that "everyone" is mocking Israel because of PM Netanyahu's UN speech.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 9/30/2012, 11:31 PM

Netanyahu illustrates the "red line"
Netanyahu illustrates the "red line"
AFP photo

A senior Iranian foreign ministry official mocked on Sunday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's over his bomb diagram during his UN speech last week.

Addressing a ceremony in Iran's southern city of Kangan on Sunday, Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said, according to the Fars news agency, “The fake regime of Israel is mocked by everyone in the world today, although such cheap actions of the leaders of the occupying Zionist regime are nothing new.”

He added that the Islamic Republic's dignity and might has angered Israeli regime officials so much that they show such silly reactions.

In his speech at the UN, Netanyahu drew an actual red line with a marker on a chart symbolizing Iran's uranium enrichment program, and explained that Iran must be told that if it reaches enough uranium enriched to the 90% level in order to make a nuclear bomb, it will be attacked.

A day earlier, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran was being threatened “by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation”.

Meanwhile on Sunday, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi stressed the high capability of the country's cyberwar experts, and said the Iranian cyber forces have easily infiltrated enemies' data systems and accessed top secret information.

"Today our cyber forces have easily accessed the enemies' highly classified information, and (our) cyberwar codes have been promoted in a desirable manner," Fadavi was quoted by Fars as having said at a ceremony to inaugurate the IRGC Navy's Information Technology (IT) Systems in Tehran.

He also stressed the vital importance of information and cyber security for the IRGC, and said, "Today, the enemy is ready to pay billions of dollars to access even the most insignificant pieces of information of us."

A report on Sunday by Reuters revealed that Azerbaijan has looked into the possibility of assisting Israel with a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The report, published by correspondent Thomas Grove, is based on "local officials with extensive knowledge of Azerbaijan’s military policy." According to these sources, Azeri authorities have, along with Israel, looked into how Azeri air force bases and the drones at its disposal could help the IAF to carry out attacks in Iran.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Sukkot in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)