"The politicians and the military men of the United States are well aware of the fact that all of their bases (in the region) are within the range of Iran's missiles and in any case ... are highly vulnerable," Press TV reported Brigadier-General Yahya Rahim Safavi as saying.
Het dreigement aan het adres van de VS kwam na een verklaring van de Amerikanen dat zij klaar waren voor militaire actie indien Iran nucleaire wapen nastreeft. Korte tenen in Teheran. Israël werd en passant ook nog even mee genomen in de bedreigingen:
Speaking on Friday, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said that coalition parties in the Israeli cabinet will leave the cabinet if Israel tries to wage a military move against Iran.
He described Israel's Jewish community as "vulnerable", and noted, "The Zionists are living in such international conditions that if they intend to launch an attack against Iran, one million Jews will flee Israel in the first one or two weeks. Jews are very vulnerable there."
He dismissed the possibility of a US and Israeli strike against Iran, and stated, "…the internal political conditions of the Zionist regime (of Israel) and the US as well as their economic and military conditions do not allow them to start a new war in the region."