Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari on a US/Israeli attack on Iran:
"The Islamic Republic of Iran's defense capabilities today, in particular its missile power, enable it to repel any possible attack."
"Israel is located entirely within the reach of our missiles. Our missile power is such that the Zionist regime, despite all its capabilities, would not be able to confront us."
"There is the possibility that by attacking Iranian nuclear sites the enemy wants to delay our nuclear activities, but any interruption would be very short since Iranian scientific ability is different from that of Syria and Iraq."
"It seems without the cooperation of the occupying regime of al-Quds, rhetoric cannot turn into action. Even though the US may believe it can unilaterally attack Iran, the US needs Israeli assistance."
"This fact would be a deterrent factor for our enemy given the numerous vulnerabilities of the Zionist regime."
"Naturally, any country coming under attack will use all of its capacity and opportunities to confront the enemy. Given the main route for energy to exit the region, one of Iran's steps will definitely be to exercise control on the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz."
"If enemies from outside the region use the soil of regional countries against the Islamic Republic of Iran ... the governments of those countries will be responsible and it is our obvious right to act in the same way against their military capabilities and abilities of enemies everywhere."
"Should a confrontation erupt between us and the enemy, the scope will definitely reach the oil issue. ... Oil prices will dramatically increase. This is one of the factors deterring the enemy from taking military action."
Jaffari's comments were made in an interview conducted by Jam-e Jam, an Iranian daily newspaper.
PressTV:'Israel within Iran's missile reach'
AP:Report: Iran to hit Israel if attacked