Thursday, 5 July 2012

The Latest from Iran (5 July): Chest-Thumping

Stock Photo of Iran Missile Test0500 GMT: A day of rhetoric from Tehran, with military commanders and politicians trying to out-do each other in the presentation of Iranian strength standing up to the US-European-Israeli-Arab States enemy. At the conclusion of three days of military exercises, Minister of Defense Ahmad Vahidi spoke of "a message signaling Tehran's firm response to enemy threats".

First prize, however, went to the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Ali Hajizadeh, who spoke of Iran's ability to wipe out 35 US bases:

We have thought of measures to set up bases and deploy missiles to destroy all these bases in the early minutes after an attack.

All these bases are within the reach of our missiles. Meantime, the occupied lands (of Israel) are good targets for us as well.

from EA WorldView: EA Iran

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