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IRANIAN SABER RATTLING


Iran: If attacked our response will be wide-ranging and unpredictable


Haaretz reports: “Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi warned Monday that his country would show a wide-range of reactions in face of a possible attack, adding that the extent would be unpredictable, the Iranian news agency ISNA reported.

‘We will show a very wide-range reaction in case of any military strike which would come due to foolishness and ignorance, our reaction cannot be predicted by the enemy,’ he said during an unveiling ceremony of two domestic boats.

During the unveiling, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps inaugurated production lines for two high-speed vessels, the latest in a series of recent additions to the country’s arsenal.

The Seraj and Zolfaqar vessels are to be armed with missiles and torpedoes, state media reported…” (This headline is not an empty boast. See the next three reports.)


IRGC Commander: Iran’s Speed Vessels “Fastest in World”


The Fars News Agency reports: “Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said that speed boats, specially the newly mass-produced missile-launching vessels, have granted high mobility and power to the IRGC Navy and made it a unique force in the world.

‘As regards high-speed missile-launching vessels, no country in the world enjoys such a power (that Iran has),’ Fadavi said, addressing a ceremony held to mark inauguration of the production lines of two types of new speed vessels.

‘We emphasize that we have gained a unique power in this field of naval defense,’ Fadavi went on saying.

Admiral Fadavi further compared the high speed of the Iranian vessels and the IRGC Navy’s high mobility with the US Navy, and said, ‘US warships currently have a maximum speed of 31 knots while the Iranian vessels can traverse twice as fast on average.’

The commander further stressed his forces’ capability to repel possible attacks on the country, and stated, ‘Given the unimaginable growth in Iran’s defensive power, we can defend our country’s borders and interests in the best possible way.’…”


IRGC Warns US, Israel about Iran’s Crushing Response to Possible Aggression


The Fars News Agency reports: “The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) underlined that the forces are fully prepared to repel any US, Israel’s military action against the country.

In a statement the IRGC announced that it is well-prepared to confront any possible US and Zionist regime (Israel) military adventurism by targeting the enemies’ interests anywhere.

The IRGC said that US and the Zionist regime are on sliding position and are unable to strike a blow to the Iranian nation.

‘Iranian nation have proved in the past 30 years that economic pressure, military threats, psycho-war, political disorders and domestic crises are not effective and they will proceed with national aspiration to bolster independence,’ the statement added.

The statement came a day after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned the US against the grave consequences of any military aggression against Iran, stressing that Tehran’s response to such an attack will not be limited to Washington’s interests in the region…”


Iran unveils first bomber drone


BBC News reports: “Iran has unveiled what it says is its first domestically built unmanned – or drone – bomber.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the plane could serve as a ‘messenger of death’, but that its key message was one of friendship.

Iranian state TV later showed the ‘Karrar’ aircraft in flight.

It said it had a range of 1,000km (620 miles) and could carry two 250-pound (115kg) bombs, or a precision bomb of 500 pounds.

The plane is the latest in a series of new pieces of military hardware unveiled by Iran.

‘This jet is a messenger of honour and human generosity and a saviour of mankind, before being a messenger of death for enemies of mankind,’ President Ahmadinejad said after unveiling the Karrar at a ceremony with defence officials.

‘The key message is friendship,’ he added. ‘We must make efforts to render all the enemy’s weapons useless with our defence potential.’…”


Iran to strike Israel nuclear site if attacked


Reuters reports: “Iran would retaliate by striking Israel’s nuclear facility if Israel attacked its nuclear activities, armed forces chief of staff Hassan Firouzabadi said.

‘Our developed weapons can hit any part of the Zionist regime (Israel) … We hope not to be forced to attack their nuclear facility,’ Firouzabadi told the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Iran does not recognize Israel, which it calls the ‘Zionist regime.’ Israel regards Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to its existence.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a live broadcast at Tehran University marking the annual Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, told Israel to leave Iran alone.

‘I want to say that not only the Zionists, but even their masters are smaller than to lay a finger on the Iranian nation and its rights,’ he said…” (Ahmadinejad has informed the world his Mahdi, the Shia messiah will not appear until he has wiped the Jew off the map. He’s on a mission that will fail because Yahweh God says in Isaiah 56:5: “I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name.“)


Ahmadinejad: Israel is too weak to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities


Haaretz reports: “Israel is too weak to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, the French AFP news agency quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as telling the Al-Jazeera network, adding that Iran would act decisively against anyone who dared attempt a military strike against it.

Ahmadinejad’s comments came a day after Iranian and Russian engineers began the weeklong operation of loading uranium fuel into the Bushehr nuclear power plant, a major milestone as Tehran forges ahead with its atomic program, despite UN sanctions.

Speaking to the Qatari-based satellite network in an interview translated from Farsi, Ahmadinejad reiterated the warning against a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying he rejected the ‘possibility of an attack by Israel.’

‘Israel is too weak to face up to Iran militarily,’ the Iranian president said, adding that Jerusalem did not have ‘the courage to do it… and I do not think its threat is serious.’

Referring to the possibility of a U.S.-led strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, Ahmadinejad claimed ‘America is not interested in sparking a military confrontation,’ but vowed ‘decisive response’ if Washington indeed went ahead with its threats military action…” (Don’t count on your boasting Ahmadinejad. Israel has one of the largest assembly of nuclear weapons ever – enough to destroy the Islamic nations globally.)


Senior Cleric: Collapse of US, Zionist Regime Imminent


The Fars News Agency reports: “Israel’s recent mistakes in attacking Lebanon showed that the collapse of the Zionist regime and its main alley, the US, is imminent, a senior Iranian cleric said.

Israel and its main supporter, the US, are speeding toward their decline, while Islamic countries such as Iran and Turkey are rising, Secretary of Iran’s Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said.

In a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Umit Yardim, he urged Muslim countries ‘to unite, set aside their differences, use their vast potentials and not fear threats made by the US and its allies.’

‘After suffering successive defeats over the past years from Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Hamas, the Zionist regime (Israel) is seeking to take revenge on the resistance in Lebanon and Palestine,’ Ayatollah Jannati said.

Ayatollah Jannati said the recent border clashes between Israeli and Lebanese soldiers were a move on the part of Tel Aviv to assess their readiness for a confrontation.

‘Despite such efforts, Hezbollah, the Lebanese government and people are united [when it comes to] resisting any assault by Israel.’…” (Such boasting is ridiculous, absurd, and nonsensical.)



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