Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Saturday that Iran will attack Israel's nuclear facilities if the Jewish state strikes Iran, a semi-official Iranian news agency reported."If the Zionist regime attacks Iran, we will surely strike its nuclear facilities with our missile capabilities," said Gen. Mohammed Ali Jaafari (at left in photo), according to the Iranian Labor News Agency. "Our missile capability puts all of the Zionist regime within Iran's reach to attack," Jaafari said, according to ILNA.Jaafari said calls to stop Iran's nuclear program, which Tehran maintains is for peaceful purposes, are part of the "psychological war that the West has launched against Iran." He has said in the past that any strike against Iran's nuclear facilities would be regarded as the cause for war. "We have no illusions whatsoever as to the hostile intentions of the theocratic radical regime in Iran," said Mark Regev, the spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister, about Iran's threat.
Israel, which considers Iran's nuclear program to be an existential threat, is widely believed to have nuclear weapons itself though it maintains a policy of ambiguity. Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a nuclear-armed Iran would destabilize the Middle East and threaten the entire world by triggering an arms race and supplying catastrophic weapons to terrorists. "The goal is to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said, adding that most governments in the Middle East, Europe and elsewhere agreed. "It's not merely an interest of Israel," he said.Pressed on whether Israel would launch a unilateral attack against Iranian nuclear facilities, Netanyahu said Israel "always reserves the right to defend itself," adding that "we are threatened as no other people are threatened."

Jimmy Root Jr
Author of Distant Thunder, Book One of the Lightning Chronicles
A Prophetic Fiction Thriller based on Biblical Prophecy
Virtual Book Tour beginning August 3rd, 2009

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