Israel lacks ability to attack Iran: Army chief

Israel lacks ability to attack Iran: Army chief
Thu Apr 18, 2013 20:21:22

A senior Iranian military commander has dismissed Israeli regime’s war rhetoric against Iran, saying Tel Aviv lacks the capability to launch a strike on the country.

The Israeli regime is too weak to pose a threat against the Islamic Republic, Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of a ceremony on the occasion of the National Army Day.

“The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran gives a swift and crushing response to any aggression by enemies against our country with full preparedness,” he said.

He added that no attention should be paid to the Israeli regime’s threats against Iran.

Salehi said the US and the Israeli regime are Iran’s enemies and emphasized, “If they seek to commit a folly and implement their threat against Iran, we will not hesitate to give response to them.”

In response to a question about a possible go-it-alone Israeli attack on Tehran, the Iranian commander reiterated that Iran’s Army is ready to solely stand against the Tel Aviv regime.

The Iranian commander’s remark came after the Israeli military chief on Tuesday repeated military threats against Iran, saying the regime can invade Iran on its own.

"We have our plans and forecasts... If the time comes we'll decide" on whether to take military action against Iran, he said.

On Tuesday, Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri told Al-Alam Israel’s recent war rhetoric against Iran are all “bluff and empty,” describing

“Unfortunately, today global peace and security is threatened by totalitarians, especially the United States and Israel… Iran is openly threatened with military invasion and the international community doesn’t show any reaction” to such threats, he said.

The Zionist regime of Israeli which is the only nuclear-armed body in the Middle East has long threatened to launch a military invasion on Iran and has fueled a huge propaganda aimed at showing a false face of Iran civilian nuclear program.


Iran is conducting a civilian nuclear program aimed at fulfilling future energy needs of country’s 75 million population.

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