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Iran warns of retaliation if attacked

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Laaska News  Feb. 5, 2012

Iran to attack any location where attacks against Iran initiated: IRGC
 Iran warns of retaliation if attacked

Iran’s Fars news agency has quoted commander of the Guards of the Islamic Revolution General Hossein Salami as warning the countries that may lend their territory to an aggresor for launching an attack on Iran of immediate Iranian military retaliation.

 The would-be aggressors are Israel and the US, who want to make Iran drop its nuclear energy programme.

The US stations forces in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Emirates and Oman. It also keeps the Carl Vinson carrier group in the Arabian Sea and the Abraham Lincoln carrier group in the Persian Gulf.

   Iran has also threatened to respond to a European oil embargo against it by blocking the Strait of Hormuz.



Iran to attack any location where attacks against Iran initiated: IRGC


TEHRAN, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Sunday that Iran will attack any location where attacks against Iran are initiated, the semi- official Fars news agency reported.

IRGC’s deputy head Hossein Salami told Fars that “Any location which is used by the enemy for raids against the Islamic republic will be targeted by the IRGC forces.”

Salami made the remarks during IRGC’s military drills underway near Iran’s southern waters.

IRGC announced on Saturday that the country started the ” Hamiane Velayat” (supporters of Velayat) military drills in southern Iran.

There were no reports on the accurate location and duration of the drill. However, Iran has said that its exercises in the southern waters or near the area are aimed at maintaining readiness to confront threats in the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz which is an important passage for the oil tankers.

Tehran has also threatened to close the strait if it cannot sell its oil in the face of Western sanctions on the oil exports of the Islamic Republic.

Also, Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said that Tehran is preparing itself to counter all Western plans aimed at mounting pressure on the Islamic Republic, the local satellite Press TV reported Sunday.

“Tehran is examining even the worst-case scenarios and preparing itself to counteract them,” Salehi was quoted as saying.




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