Iran will target "32 US bases and the heart of Israel" if it is attacked, Mojtaba Zolnoor said. Zolnoor is Ayatollah Khamenei's deputy representative to IRGC.
"If America and Israel shoot any bullets and missiles against our country, Iranian armed forces will target the heart of Israel and 32 US bases in the region before the dust from this attack has settled," Zolnoor said [Fars News Agency, 12 July].
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had said on Friday that Iran would give a crushing response to any attack by the US or Israel.
Commenting on the test-firing of Shahab-3 missile, Mottaki said the exercise was aimed at displaying Iran's combat readiness and military potentials.
Fars News Agency in a dispatch from Tehran speculated that Israel could bomb Iran.
“In the first week of June, 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters reportedly took part in an exercise over the eastern Mediterranean and Greece, which was interpreted as a dress rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear installations,” Fars News Agency reported on 12 July.