Clinton threatens to "obliterate" Iran in the event of an Israeli-Iranian conflict

Is this Mrs. Clinton's eleventh-hour attempt to win over AIPAC and the pro-Israel Democratic Party bloc?

from "'Provocative' Clinton angers Iran," BBC News

Tehran has complained to the UN about remarks made last week by Hillary Clinton on the circumstances under which the US might attack Iran.

The Democratic presidential hopeful said last week the US could "totally obliterate" Iran if it attacked Israel. Tehran, which insists its nuclear programme is solely for power generation, denounced her words as "provocative and irresponsible". It said the remarks were "a flagrant violation" of the UN Charter.

In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Mehdi Danesh-Yazdi, Iran's deputy ambassador to the UN, said Mrs Clinton had "unwarrantedly and under erroneous and false pretexts threatened to use force against the Islamic Republic of Iran". Iran insists its nuclear programme is solely for power generation. (more)