Israel in full reach of Iran’s military: top commander

TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (MNA) -- The chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces says that all of Israel is within reach of Iran’s military.

“There is not a place in Israel that is not within the range of our modern (military) apparatus,” Major General Hassan Firouzabadi told the Mehr News Agency on Friday on the sidelines of the International Qods Day demonstration in Tehran.

Israel has repeatedly threatened to launch attacks on Iranian nuclear sites, and Iran has complained to the United Nations about the Israeli threats.

Recently, former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton seemed to encourage Israel to target the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear reactor in southern Iran.

Firouzabadi said Iran hopes Israel will not do something crazy, like attacking Iranian nuclear facilities, so that Iran will not be forced to take retaliatory measures, including targeting Israel’s Dimona site.

“We hope there will not be a need to target the Zionist regime’s nuclear plant,” Firouzabadi stated.

Such a war would not be in any country’s interests, he added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the general said the Zionists have evicted Palestinians from their homes and claimed the Palestinian homeland as their own homeland.

He lamented that human rights and international law have not been observed when it comes to the oppressed people of Palestine.

But the international community has become more aware of Israel’s crimes in Palestine, he added.

Firouzabadi also dismissed claims by U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen, who has said the United States has drawn up a plan for a possible attack on Iran.

Mike Mullen has got a plethora of intelligence analyses at his disposal pointing to the fact that a military confrontation with Iran is not in the interests of the United States or the Zionist regime, he said.



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