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Iranians skeptical about Israeli attack threat


Israel’s possible military operation against Iran is a hot topic in today’s global politics. But when Iranians themselves talk about it, you could think they are speculating about a remote possibility, claiming their country is too tough for Israel.

­By and large, few people in Iran actually regard a possible invasion by Israel as an imminent threat. According to the commonly accepted notion inside the country, Iran is too tough for Israel – after all, it stood its ground in an 8-year-long war against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which arguably had the entire world backing it.

Most of the world views Iran as an aggressive ‘regime’ bent on obliterating Israel. The Iranians themselves say this is a misperception stemming from Ayatollah Khomeini’s misquoted statement from 30 years back. Originally, the Imam proclaimed an unfair regime such as Israel should not exist on the world map.

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