Iran warns it is prepared to confront US Navy

September 24, 2008 13:55


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Iran's official news agency said on Wednesday that the country was fully prepared for a confrontation with the US navy. The IRNA report Wednesday quotes Gen. Ali Fadavi, acting navy chief of Iran's revolutionary guards, as saying "Iran has completely planned" to confront any US ships or equipment. He says Iranian missiles can hit US warships in the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and part of the Indian Ocean. Iranian officials frequently talk about Teheran's military capabilities amid concerns the US is considering a strike against the country's nuclear facilities. Washington has said it prefers a diplomatic solution. The West fears Iran's nuclear program is a cover for nuclear arms. Iran has denied this, saying it is only for electricity-generating purposes.

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