"Israel is not in a position that allows it to wage a war against Iran," Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi told the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram on Tuesday.
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In the interview, Tehran's top diplomat called the Israel a "malignant cancerous tumor which is destined to be destroyed."
Addressing the debate in Israel regarding a possible strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, Salehi said Israel is "in no position" to attack, adding that "Israeli newspapers have confirmed this."
The Iranian FM continued to say that the "hints regarding the American and Israeli military option prove that the other options have failed. In any case, we are preparing for every possibility."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said last week that the "very existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to humanity."
In the speech which was broadcast live on Iranian TV in honor of al-Quds Day, the Iranian president added that "the western powers cannot tolerate criticism of the Zionist regime. They feel compelled to defend it.
"The Zionist regime is a malignant cancer, if even one cell remains on Palestinian land, the current situation will continue in the future," the president said and warned: "Zionists want to spread."
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