Iran warns Israel to fear its 2,000-km missiles

Boasts Hizbullah's 70-kilometer range missiles "turned Israel into a country of ghosts."

August 15, 2006 11:08
iran missile 298 ap

iran missile 298 ap. (photo credit: AP)


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An Iranian hard-line cleric warned Israel Tuesday that Iran's 2,000-kilometer missiles will land in Tel Aviv if the Jewish state attacks Iran, state-run television reported. Ahmad Khatami, a middle-ranking cleric, said Israel should bear in mind its monthlong war with Lebanon's Hizbullah's guerrillas before threatening Iran. Boasting that Hizbullah's 70-kilometer range missiles "turned Israel into a country of ghosts," Khatami declared that Israel would face dire consequences if it "makes an iota of aggression against Iran." "They must fear the day (Iran's) 2,000-kilometer range missiles land in the heart of Tel Aviv," he said. Khatami is a Friday prayer leader in Teheran and a member of the Assembly of Experts, a clerical panel that has the power to choose or dismiss Iran's top leader, but he is not considered a government official.

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