N. Korea leader Kim Jong-il
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N. Korea: Israel in 'combative delirium' against Iran

Stalinist regime says threat of US, Israeli strike on Islamic Republic could lead Mideast into disaster

North Korea accused Israel and the United States on Sunday of being in a "combative delirium" due to what the Stalinist regime perceives to be "a threat of attack on Iranian nuclear facilities."


"A dangerous situation currently prevails in the Middle East, where a new war could break out," North Korea's official news agency said.


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The communist state, the latest to obtain nuclear weapons in 2006, claimed that Israel and US have "openly revealed their plans for military attack" against the Islamic Republic.


"The US and Israel's combative delirium is very dangerous and could lead the Middle East into a disastrous new conflict," the agency said.


The statement comes less than a week after the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report claiming that the Iran is developing nuclear capabilities for military purposes.


Meanwhile, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmed Vahidi addressed the alleged threat of an Israeli strike, saying that "A confrontation between the Zionist regime and a power like Iran would be nothing less than suicide."


Vahidi warned that if Israel intends to attack Iran, "it should take into account that it would mean its destruction." Vahidi did not address the blast that killed 17 people in an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps base on Saturday.


Dudi Cohen contributed to this report



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