Iranian general: ‘Entire Middle East in range of our missiles’ (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By ILAN BEN ZION 05/26/12)
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Statement comes hours after Iranian ambassador to UN calls Israeli
rhetoric about Iranian strike ‘a threat to world peace’
Hours after Iran’s ambassador to the UN condemned Israeli statements
about a possible strike at Iran’s nuclear program as “a threat to
world peace,” a senior Iranian general announced on Saturday that the
Islamic Republic’s missiles can strike anywhere in the Middle East.
“Today, there is no base in the region lying outside the reach of the
Iranian missiles,” said the second-in-command of the Iranian
Revolutionary Guard Corps, Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami.
Salami spoke at a ceremony in memory of Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam, one
of the founders of the Iranian missile program who was killed in a
blast at an IRGC base in December.
“Wherever you imagine these bases are, they are within the reach of
Iranian missiles,” Salami stated, noting the range, power, and
precision of Iran’s various missile systems.
Earlier on Saturday, the Iranian envoy to the UN said that
belligerent remarks made by Israeli officials against the Islamic
Republic, including threats to strike at targets in Iran, were a
threat to world peace and a violation of the UN charter.
Formally complaining to the UN Security Council, Ambassador Mohammad
Khazaee condemned comments by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and
other Israeli officials, calling them “provocative, unwarranted and
irresponsible.” (© 2012 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL 05/26/12)
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