Iran: Israel afraid, response to attack will be devastating

August 20, 2012 19:57


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Iranian officials continued a recent spate of  rhetoric directed against Israel on Monday, saying the Jewish state was fearful and would be punished if it were to attack Iran, according to Iranian state-owned English media outlet Press TV.

Iranian Defense Minister Brig.- Gen. Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying Monday, “the Zionists are today even afraid of their own shadow [and are] therefore trying to control this disappointing atmosphere by [staging] brouhaha and psychological warfare, but should know that propaganda will not resolve their problems.”

The Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei addressed the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, saying that Tehran's response would be devastating. He was quoted by the state-owned news agency as declaring, “if the Zionists commit the folly and attack Iran, they will receive a crushing response from  theIslamic Republic's armed forces which will lead to their annihilation."

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