Iran's Khamenei warns US, Israel against attack

Supreme leader says Iran will respond with "strong slaps and iron fists" to any attack from Israel, United States or its allies.

By REUTERS
November 10, 2011 12:22
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei 58 (R). (photo credit: Ho New / Reuters)

 
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TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme leader warned the United States and Israel on Thursday not to launch any military action against its nuclear sites, saying it would be met with "iron fists," state television reported.

"Our enemies, particularly the Zionist regime, America and its allies, should know that any kind of threat and attack will be firmly responded to...Our nation, the Revolutionary Guards and army...will answer attacks with strong slaps and iron fists," said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

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