"I will never let my people live in the shadow of annihilation."
- BENJAMIN NETANYAHUIsraeli prime minister, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) at their annual conference in Washington DC, on the immediate need to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program. Israel fears Tehran is seeking to develop weapons
"We do not see any glory, pride or power in the nuclear weapons - quite the opposite."
- ALI AKBAR SALEHIIranian foreign minister, denying allegations that Iran's nuclear program is for military purposes
"They have some 1,300 missiles pointing at us."
- MA YING-JEOU,president of Taiwan, on the island's delicate relationship with China. The highest-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit Taiwan in over 50
years arrived in Taipei on Nov. 3
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