Wednesday, March 4, 2009

IGRC Commander: Israel’s Nuclear Facilities within Range of Iranian Missiles

Iran’s IRGC Commander MG Mohammad Ali Jafari announced today in Tehran that Iranian missiles can reach Israeli nuclear sites.

“All the nuclear facilities in different parts of the land under the occupation of the Zionist regime are in the reach of Iran's missile defenses,” Jafari said [ISNA, 4 March].

Jafari is the most powerful military officer in Iran and the country’s missile force is under his direct command. This is the first time that he has publicly made such claim.

The announcement was surprising as it could play into the hands of Prime Minister-designate Netanyahu of Israel who is trying to form a government with a strong anti-Iranian stand.

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