Sunday, July 13, 2008

Iran will target 32 US bases if attacked

Press TV reports that Iran says its Armed Forces would target the heart of Israel and 32 US bases before the dust settles from an attack on the country.

"If the enemy was confident that it would emerge victorious from an attack on Iran, they would not put it off for even another day," an aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Mojtaba Zolnoor said on Saturday.

Today, through the efforts of Iranian experts, the military capabilities of the country's Armed Forces have reached an advanced level, he added.

"If the US or Israel fire one bullet against Iran, the Iranian Armed Forces will not hesitate to target the heart of Israel and 32 US military bases in the region before the dust settles," warned Ayatollah Khamenei's representative in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran has repeatedly warned that its Armed Forces are fully prepared to immediately deliver a crushing response to any offensive on Iranian territory.

Iran's words of caution come following escalating speculation that the Israeli maneuver in early June was held in preparation for a war with the Islamic Republic.