Iran leader says attack would unleash war with `no limits`

Iran`s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned that an attack on his country`s nuclear facilities could spark a war with "no limits," US media reported.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 10:48 AM IST

United Nations: Iran`s President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad warned today that an attack on his country`s
nuclear facilities could spark a war with "no limits," US
media reported.

He also suggested that the Holocaust had been exaggerated
as a "pretext for war," during a New York meeting with US
media owners and editors.

"The United States doesn`t understand what war looks
like. When a war starts, it knows no limits," Ahmadinejad was
quoted as saying in response to a question about any
US-supported strike by Israel on Iran`s nuclear facilities.

"The United States has never entered a serious war, and
has never been victorious," the Atlantic magazine`s online
edition quoted him as saying.

"Do you think anyone will attack Iran to begin with?" he
said, according to the monthly`s website. "I really don`t
think so. The Zionist regime is a very small entity on the
map, even to the point that it doesn`t really factor into
our equation."

The UN Security Council has imposed four rounds of
sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program and the United
States and its allies have called for stringent application of
the measures.

The western powers accuse Iran of trying to develop a
nuclear bomb. Ahmadinejad denies the charge. He is in New York
for the United Nations General Assembly as well as the UN
summit against poverty and hunger.

The Iranian leader said he was ready for nuclear talks
with US President Barack Obama`s administration, but said "the
whole outlook has to shift," ABC News reported.

The UN sanctions had damaged the chances for an
improvement in US-Iranian relations.

PTI