Monday, November 28, 2011
Vahidi’s comment referred to mounting speculation that Israel would strike Iran’s nuclear facilities after the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran had tested designs used to make nuclear warheads. It was only one of several such recent remarks by top Iranian defense officials.
On Saturday, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said the country will target NATO’s missile defense shield in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic.
Earlier Saturday, another Iranian defense official threatened retaliation against Israel if any of its nuclear or security sites are attacked.
“If Israeli missiles hit one of our nuclear facilities or other vital centers, then they should know that any part of Israeli territory would be target of our missiles, including their nuclear sites,” General Yadollah Javani of the Revolutionary Guards told ISNA news agency.
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