Monday, July 26, 2004

Aljazeera.Net - Iran warns Israel of retaliation if attacked

Aljazeera.Net - Iran warns Israel of retaliation if attacked: "Iran warns Israel of retaliation if attacked

Monday 26 July 2004, 23:12 Makka Time, 20:12 GMT


Iran has reacted to Israeli threats by vowing resistance. Iran responds to regional and Israeli threats of attack by vowing to wipe Israel "off the face of the earth" if it attacks the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities.

"The United States is showing off by threatening to use its wild dog, Israel," the public relations head of the Revolutionary Guards, Commander Seyed Masood Jazayeri, was quoted as saying by the Iranian student news agency ISNA.

"They will not hesitate to strike Iran if they are capable of it. However, their threats to attack Iran's nuclear facilities cannot be realised. They are aware Tehran's reaction will be so harsh that Israel will be wiped off the face of the earth and US interests will be easily damaged," he warned.

The commander asserted that Iran would not initiate a conflict, but in retaliation to any attack has proved itself to be "harsh, assertive, hard-hitting and destructive."

Iran's bid to generate nuclear power is seen by Israel and the US as a cover for nuclear weapons development, allegations that Iran denies."

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