Iran Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)
An Israeli attack on Iran would be suicide, Iranian Defense Minister
Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Sunday in an interview with Iranian
official news agency IRNA.
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“The Zionist regime is completely
isolated and under no circumstances can it attack Iran unless it wants
to commit suicide" said Vahidi, explaining that Iran would respond with
deadly strikes on Israel.
Iran is in a "unique position in all areas"
regarding the development of its defense capabilities, Tehran's defense
minister said, adding that "Iran has made great progress in electronic warfare
technology, aviation industries and missile technology."
Referring to Iran's capture of a US drone
, he accused the US of
breaching international law by violating Iran's airspace. "It also
undermined the rights of Iran and Afghanistan which unfortunately faced
silence of international bodies, especially the United Nations," Vahidi
Last month the semi-official Iranian FARS news agency reported similar comments
from the Iranian defense minister. According to the report Vahidi said
that Iran had up to 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel. He also warned
against an offensive by the United States, saying it would meet a hard
defensive line were it to attack Iran.