November 10, 2011
Iran’s Supreme Leader warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch any military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with “iron fists,” state television reported.
“Our enemies, particularly the Zionist regime (Israel), America and its allies, should know that any kind of threat and attack or even thinking about any (military) action will be firmly responded to,” the television quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying.
“The Revolutionary Guards and army and our nation … will answer attacks with strong slaps and iron fists,” he said.
Speculation about an imminent attack on Iran was fuelled last week when Israel test-launched a long-range missile near Tel Aviv and by comments by some Israeli officials that Tehran’s nuclear programme posed a “direct and heavy” threat.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4:13 am