|Heydari on Norwegian television|
”If Iran is given more time, it will acquire the knowledge necessary to build a nuclear bomb within a year... If Iran gets to the point where it has an atomic bomb, it will certainly use it, against Israel or any other [enemy] country... When they acquire a nuclear bomb, [others] will start to behave toward them as they do toward North Korea... As a matter of fact, the leading way of thinking in Iran is [devoted to] protecting their own security, and nobody else’s... They are busying themselves with ideological preparations for the arrival of the hidden Imam and are preparing the ground for that in a practical way. For this purpose, they are willing to spill much blood and destroy many countries.”
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Heydari, who was previously stationed at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport as the representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said that while he worked there he noticed that Hezbollah groups would come to Iran, acquire knowledge and send it back to Lebanon, under the auspices of the Revolutionary Guards. He said that Hezbollah had contacts with terrorist outfits in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the Taliban and al-Qaeda, with which it had close ties.
civilian airplanes from South America arriving with no passengers but with weaponry and material for the nuclear program [and] uranium purchased for and transported to Iran by Venezuela.
“If the US and Western countries believe Iran belongs to the Axis of Evil, as George Bush said, and that it aids international terrorists, they have to oust this regime,” said Heydari. He said that with strong enough sanctions, such as closing all Iranian embassies abroad and preventing Iranian ministers from leaving the country with the threat of their arrests, it would be possible “to help the Iranians.” In order to achieve results, he said, Iran must be treated “like the apartheid regime in South Africa.”