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Iran: Israel Won’t Wage Attack

Iranian officials on Tuesday called the recent Israeli threats of an attack “stupid” and “baseless.” “Even if some officials in the illegitimate regime (Israel) want to carry out such a stupid action, there are those inside (the Israeli government) who won’t allow it because they know they would suffer very severe consequences from such an act,” said foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast in a weekly briefing. White House spokesman Jay Carney, meanwhile, insisted on Monday that “there is time and space for diplomacy,” despite harsh rhetoric from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday about the suspected Iranian nuclear weapons program.