Iran: Israel, US face heavy damage if they attack

Iranian Chief of Staff Fayrouz Abadi says that the Islamic Republic would attack Israel in a "surprising way", cause "heavy damages."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 2, 2011 13:10
1 minute read.
General Hassan Fayrouz Abadi [file photo]

General Hassan Fayrouz Abadi 311 (R). (photo credit: Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Iran would cause serious damage to the United States and Israel should the latter launch an attack on the Islamic Republic, Iran's top military official said on Wednesday.

The "Zionist regime's military attack against Iran," Chairman of Iran's Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Hassan Fayrouz Abadi said, would lead to "heavy damages to the US as well as [to the] Zionist regime," Iranian news agency ISNA reported.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Analysis: What may be involved in an Israeli strike on Iran
Ya’alon: We can’t depend on outside help against Iran
'Public discussion of Iran strike is 'reckless, damaging''

Iran would attack Israel in a "surprising" way, he was quoted by Army Radio as saying.

Talk of a potential Israeli strike on Iran took a new turn Wednesday when four government ministers publicly slammed Israeli media for discussing the possibility of an IDF strike on the Islamic Republic.

Also on Wednesday, Israel announced the successful launch of a rocket propulsion system, which Israel Radio called a ballistic missile and cited foreign media reports in suggesting it could be fitted with a nuclear warhead.

Israel has for years warned of Iran's intentions to build a nuclear weapons program. Often repeating the mantra, all options are on the table, Israeli media in recent days has suggested that a military strike may be near.

Click here for full Jpost coverage of the Iranian threat

Related Content

Bushehr nuclear Iranian
August 5, 2014
Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations

By YONAH JEREMY BOB