Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that the Islamic Republic has up to 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel, according to the semi-official Iranian FARS news agency.

According to the report, Vahidi questioned threats against the Islamic Republic from Jerusalem, asking "How many missiles have they prepared themselves for? 10,000? 20,000? 50,000? 100,000, 150,000 or more?"

On Saturday, Tehran made a rare threat against Turkey, saying it could target the recently installed NATO anti-missile shield in any future conflict.

The chain of military warnings from the Islamic Republic intensified after the release of a damning International Atomic Energy Agency report, which claimed that Iran has continued to covertly develop nuclear-weapons technology.

That report was followed by increased sanctions from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada on Iran's energy and financial sectors last week.

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