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Ehud Barak Quotes and Sayings
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Iran poses the most serious long-term threat to regional stability.
- Ehud Barak

We want peace, but not at any price.
- Ehud Barak

If I were a Palestinian of the right age,
I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations.
- Ehud Barak

We cannot win this war on terror if people are undercutting us.
And one way to undercut us is to empower Iran.
- Lindsey Graham

 

Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran
to be a safe harbor for terrorists,
see its economy further deteriorate,
and see the Middle East further destabilize.
- Russ Carnahan

The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real,
as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.
- Michael Ledeen

Already, China has undermined U.S.
foreign policy in efforts to gain access to oil resources in Iran and Sudan.
We simply cannot separate the political and economic values of oil.
- Jo Ann Emerson

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We must make every effort to neutralize this threat peacefully,
but be ever mindful of the growing danger Iran poses
not just to a safe and free America,
but to our allies abroad.
- Dave Reichert

Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
- Shirin Ebadi

In addition, it is very likely that United States action
in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities
for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities.
- Jim Gerlach

Aggressive and irresponsible steps endanger the peace
and stability of the world,
and the international community feels the need to protect itself from Iran.
- Moshe Katsav

In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons.
The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons.
The regime must go.
- Richard Perle

Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide
bombings in Israeli cities.
However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran
poses is directed at Israel alone.
- John Doolittle

Iran is nothing but trouble, and always has been that.
- Jay Rockefeller

Many defense experts have predicted that we face no
greater threat from a single country than from Iran.
- Cathy McMorris

The use of military force against Iran would be very dangerous.
It would be very provocative.
The only thing worse would be Iran being a nuclear power.
- Rudy Giuliani

One morning, just like 9/11, there's going to be a disaster.
I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective
with either Iran or North Korea.
- Newt Gingrich

Iran has a dismal record on human rights.
- Howard Berman

The crises in North Korea, Iran, the Middle East,
show how quickly things can change and how they can go wrong.
We must be prepared.
And right now the Army is not.
- Ike Skelton

Iran stands behind a substantial number of terrorist actions against us,
together with Hizballah and the Islamic Jihad.
It pretends to care for the Palestinians.
- Moshe Katsav

There is little doubt that Iran is on a mission to
rebuild its nuclear weapons and use that capability
to wreak havoc and destruction on Israel and others throughout the world.
- Russ Carnahan

When al-Qaeda was on the run from Afghanistan crossing through Iran,
some were arrested and they are imprisoned.
Some of them are charged with some actions in Iran.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

The Obama presidency has two great missions:
fixing the economy,
and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

Our family has lived in Iran for 2,500 years,
and Iranian Jewry has the long history in that land.
- Moshe Katsav

I have strong sentiments toward Iran,
since I distinguish between the Iranian regime and the Iranian people.
I highly esteem Iranian music and culture.
- Moshe Katsav

Iran is part of the problem, not the solution.
And the Russian government is ignoring reality.
- Lindsey Graham

Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

If we are really anxious not to have nuclear weapons in Iran,
the first thing is to call an international conference
on abolishing all nuclear weapons,
including Israeli nuclear weapons.
- Bruce Kent

Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is
so classified by the State Department.
I happen to think Iran is too.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
- Alexander Haig

Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East,
a major player in global energy markets,
and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world.
- Howard Berman

Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons
of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
- Howard Berman

Unfortunately for governments like that of Iran,
when they forbid something, people become more interested.
- Azar Nafisi

I am sure the majority of Iranians want a peace agreement
with Israel and want Iran to integrate with the international
community and accept its universal values.
- Moshe Katsav

After September 11, when the United States took action
to overthrow the Taliban,
our interests and Iran's aligned, and we were able
to coordinate quietly but effectively.
- Earl Blumenauer

I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them
into one country and call it Irate.
All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with.
- Denis Leary

Apparently Iran thinks that it can continue to deceive
the world in order to reach its goals.
- Moshe Katsav

The standards of the international community manifest firmness.
Iran has no need for long-range missiles or to collaborate
with terrorist organizations all over the world.
- Moshe Katsav

I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra
and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.
- Andy Rooney

I don't think that Iran with a nuclear capability will
be just the problem of the state of Israel.
This is a matter that concerns the whole world.
- Moshe Katsav

The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks
the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler.
- Tom Lantos

It was known in the mid 90s already that Saddam Hussein
was a dangerous tyrant that he had already launched
aggressions against Iran,
he had invaded Kuwait.
- Douglas Feith

In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has
been based on the emerging free press.
- Christiane Amanpour

I can tell you one thing, Iran is closer to developing
nuclear weapons today than it was a week ago,
or a month ago or a year ago.
It's just moving on with its efforts.
- Benjamin Netanyahu

If the invaders reach Iran, the country will turn into a burning hell for them.
- Mohammad Khatami

There are severe limitations on civil rights.
In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country,
and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
- Moshe Katsav

I did not know many of the details relevant to the
Iran and contra initiatives.
- Fawn Hall

Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.
- Frank Carlucci

There's an 800 kilometer border between Iran and Afghanistan.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government,
the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp.
The funny thing is that human rights activists and
Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group.
- Shirin Ebadi

The United States' administrations...
must recognize that Iran is a big power.
Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human
force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations.
We have never sought to dominate others or to violate
the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship,
and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press
release to put out to sort of restate the obvious.
They're both problem countries; we know that.
And this doesn't change anything.
- Mitch McConnell

It is crystal clear to me that if Arabs put down a
draft resolution blaming Israel for the recent earthquake
in Iran it would probably have a majority,
the U.S.
would veto it and Britain and France would abstain.
- Amos Oz

The Security Council decided to deal with Iran's nuclear intentions.
The international community will not be willing to
tolerate an Iran with a nuclear capability and an Iran
that collaborates with terrorist organizations.
- Moshe Katsav

Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons,
support for international terrorist organizations,
and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the
greatest threats to global security.
- Allyson Schwartz

The President of Iran has called for the destruction
of Israel and the West and has even denied the holocaust took place.
Iran and its terrorist arm Hezbollah are responsible
for the current conflicts between Israel and Lebanon.
- Michael McCaul

While the United States has largely been missing in
action from the diplomatic game,
the European Union and Iran have been making progress
at developing a formula that would lead to the suspension
of Iran's nuclear enrichment program and the start of serious negotiations.
- Earl Blumenauer

Those who insist on having hostilities with us,
kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future,
which is unfortunate because it is clear the future
belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours.
They should come and visit historical monuments and sites -
let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide-
scale contacts with others.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

We have global interests, potential threats from elsewhere,
North Korea, Iran, Taiwan Straits and the like.
We must be prepared for any future threat.
That is why it is important that this be a transition year,
2006.
- Ike Skelton

We would very much like to see Iran take a position
as a responsible leader that doesn't intimidate or
threaten or scare its neighbors and others.
But the choice is really up to Iran and we're going
to keep working to try to come out with the right decision.
- Hillary Clinton

Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries
that sponsor terrorism to remain as members,
such as Cuba, is not real reform.
And in the past, countries such as Libya,
Iran and Syria have participated on this council.
- Michael McCaul

If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S.
attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be,
the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag
fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country.
- Daniel Ellsberg

I can remember when I was National Security Adviser,
the intelligence community told us...
they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran
would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force.
- Frank Carlucci

What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey
or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either,
but now what we think about them is extremely important -
to ourselves and to many other peoples.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

We have treated our most serious adversaries,
such as Iran and North Korea, in the most juvenile manner -
by giving them the silent treatment.
In so doing, we have weakened, not strengthened,
our bargaining position and our leadership.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was
granted access with a camera to go back in time,
and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing
into India through Iran and Persia.
- Oliver Stone

The United States must also continue to push the United
Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart
Iran's nuclear ambitions.
In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps
to eliminate the threats posed by Iran.
- Allyson Schwartz

Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States,
and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that
he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain
that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons.
- Frank Carlucci

Like Afghanistan before it, Iraq is only one theater in a regional war.
We were attacked by a network of terrorist organizations
supported by several countries,
of whom the most important were Iran,
Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
- Michael Ledeen

A problem was the lack of cooperation of the Afghan community itself.
The women, though living in Iran, were under cover
and not willing to participate in the film,
and none of the ethnic groups were willing to work together or be together.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Pat Roberts and I both feel very strongly that when we get to Iran,
that we can't make the same mistakes.
We have to ask the questions, the hard questions before,
not afterwards, and get the right intelligence.
- Jay Rockefeller


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