Monday, March 15, 2010

Iran Military Commander Warns “Aggressors”

Artesh Commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi

Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi, the commander of Iran’s Artesh, the country’s regular military, warned of “destruction” of any aggressor attacking Iran.

"We warn aggressive countries… that they will face destruction should they make any mistake," Gen. Salehi said today. "We will not allow aggressive powers to launch any attack on Iran.”

Iran's state-owned Press TV linked Salehi’s remarks to Israeli threats of a military attack against the country's nuclear facilities.

“Plans for a military attack against Iran have gained momentum in Tel Aviv over the past few months,” Press TV said on its website. “Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon [has] warned Iran that Tel Aviv's persistent threats of military action were not just a bluff,” [Press TV, 15 March].

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