"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
Ayatollah Khomeini: Ten Quotes by the Father of the Islamic Republic of Iran | DBKP - Death By 1000 Papercuts - DBKP“We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.”
–Ayatollah Ruhollah Musawi Khomeini
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
It's rhetoric meant to impress the hardcore fundamentalists in his country.
Men with power desire two things: keeping their power and increasing their power.
Building a nuke does both. Using a nuke would cost them everything.
One of you will end up here next!