Iran deplores Clinton threat


Iran lodged a complaint at the United Nations over Hillary Clinton’s threat to destroy the country if Iran attacked Israel with nuclear weapons.

The Democratic presidential hopeful said last week that if she won the November election and Iran hit Israel with nuclear weapons during her term in office, the United States would “totally obliterate” the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations condemned Clinton’s remarks in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi wrote that the New York senator made a “provocative, unwarranted and irresponsible statement.”

He further insisted that Iran has no plans to attack any other nation, though its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has called for Israel to be “wiped from the pages of history.”

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