Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Iran: Israel too vulnerable for conflict

Wed, 27 Aug 2008

The top IRGC commander says Iran does not anticipate an Israeli strike as Israel is fully aware of its vulnerability to Iranian missiles.

IRGC commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari spoke out on Wednesday about the consequences of an Israeli attack, saying that Iran's missile capabilities are such that Israel, with all its capabilities, would not be able to counter them. He added that that Israelis know that Tehran's Muslim allies in the region would participate in delivering 'deadly strikes' against them should Tel Aviv dare to launch any act of aggression against Iran. "Strategic calculations show that if Israel wants to take the smallest measure against Iranian interests - either independently or with the US - all areas under Israeli control would instantly become unsafe," continued Maj. Gen. Jafari...

[...]In mid-August, Iran's Air Force chief, Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani, announced that the country has revamped its fighter jet fleet to fly distances of 3,000 kilometers without refueling. The upgrade allows Iranian aircraft to fly to Israel and back without needing to refuel. As a result of the current situation, Maj. Gen. Jafari said, an attack against Iran can only be launched by the United States. His remarks come as the US Navy is carrying out five-day war games in the Persian Gulf with the participation of British and Bahraini vessels. The Iranian general also warned Wednesday that Tehran has prepared plans to respond to any attack by the US in a 'swift, tough and imaginable' way, adding that US forces are too vulnerable to reprisal attacks due to being spread in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. Press TV


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