Let’s blow all Iran nuclear sites up: US lawmaker

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Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says the United States should be ready to take military action against Iran despite an interim atomic agreement.

“[Iran has] to open [nuclear facilities] up to the IAEA and to US inspectors and we’ve got to make sure you’ve gotten rid of everything. Otherwise, let’s blow them all up, all the sites up, until we’re satisfied we’ve eliminated them as a threat,” Gohmert said in an interview on Monday.

Let's blow all Iran nuclear sites up US lawmaker

“I don’t think we would have to do it, but they sure need to know we would do it if we needed to,” he added.

The congressman also called on the Obama administration to increase military support to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch a military strike against Iran.

“We need to get them the F-35s they need,” Gohmert said. “We ought to give them our best bunker-busters because I think [Israeli Prime Minister] Bibi [Benjamin] Netanyahu has the will and the credibility to be a threat.”

The threat is not the first one by American lawmakers. Last year, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Rep. Duncan Hunter issued similar warnings to Tehran.

During a speech at a Zionist Organization of America gala in November, Bachmann said Iran’s nuclear facilities “must be bombed.”

In December, Rep. Hunter urged the United States government to use “tactical nuclear weapons” to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities if military action becomes necessary.

The ongoing threats from hawkish US officials come although Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the US, Britain, Russia, France and China — plus Germany struck the six-month accord in Geneva on November 24, 2013.

Last month, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced a sanctions bill against Iran.

About 48 senators have supported the bill, but the chairs of 10 Senate committees wrote to Senate Majority Harry Reid, criticizing the bill and asking him not to move forward with it.

The White House, however, has said President Barack Obama will veto the bill if it passes. It is still unclear whether backers can put together the two-thirds majority in the 100-member Senate needed to override a veto by Obama.

On Tuesday, Iran said the nuclear deal will collapse in case of fresh US sanctions.

“Approval of any new sanctions will be tantamount to terminating the ongoing talks,” Iran Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said.

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  1. levi January 12, 2014 at 11:33 am - Reply

    America has become a evil nation led by evil leaders. Constantly warring against other nations and all for continuing the counterfeiting operation of central banking makes us one of the greatest of ROGUE NATIONS. A rogue nation is one that knowingly violates moral and natural law in its treatment of other nations and peoples. Congress has not kept one agreement they have entered into through out its existence. Misusing the resources, people and patriotism of America to wage endless war has filled the entire country with guilt. Persia is prophesied to be one of the nations in a end times confederation that will not be defeated in the opening rounds of a World War. This is really bad news for this nation if we get lead into war in such a situation. I think this is the current reality for the madness coming from the world leadership.

  2. Stan Sikorski January 10, 2014 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Every time he says ‘Iran’, just replace it with ‘Isntreal’. Instead of a bloviating lie, you then hear the truth. This asshole has to fellate his jew masters once in a while to qualify for his position. He will be properly dealt with when the Day of the Rope arrives.

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