Any attack will cause end of Israel, warns Iranian general (HAŽARETZ NEWS) By DPA 06/24/12)
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Statement comes after failed nuclear talks between Iran and world
powers earlier this week in Moscow.
Any attack by Israel against Iran would lead to the collapse of the
Jewish state, a senior Iranian general said Saturday.
"The Zionist regime cannot do the least against Iran but if the
regime still considers any military attack against us, then it would
cause its own end and collapse," General Mostafa Izadi, Iran´s deputy
chief of staff, told Fars news agency.
The general was referring to the possibility of an Israeli attack on
Iran´s nuclear sites after negotiations between Iran and the world
powers earlier this week in Moscow failed.
The two-day talks in Moscow ended without tangible results, not even
the prospect of another round of talks.
The two sides merely agreed to hold a low-level meeting of working
groups on July 3 in Istanbul. Neither the formation of these groups
nor the agenda have yet been clarified.
Israel accuses Iran of working on a clandestine nuclear weapons
program which directly threatens its safety and has therefore not
ruled out military attacks on Iran´s nuclear sites.
Iran has several times warned that in case of an Israeli attack, it
would use its medium-range missiles which - according to Tehran -
have a range of 2,000 kilometers and could therefore reach any part
Although President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has distanced himself from his
own previous remarks on wiping Israel from the map, some generals
from the army and revolutionary guards continue to repeat such
threats. (© Copyright 2012 Ha´aretz 06/24/12)
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