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Israeli and US-developed missile shields are no match for Iranian
missiles, a senior military advisor to the Islamic Republic's Supreme
Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said Wednesday.
“These missile shields which they have
deployed in Turkey, occupied Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and
the United Arab Emirates cannot hit all our missiles,” PressTV quoted
him as saying.
Calling missile defense
systems protecting Israel "inefficient," Iranian Maj.-Gen. Seyyed Yahya
Rahim-Safivi asserted that all of Israel is within
range of Tehran's current arsenal of long-range missiles, official
Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
“They may hit some of our missiles, but
the number of our missiles is so large that they will not be able to
target our missiles,”
The senior Iranian military advisor added that the Revolutionary Guard
is closely following war games taking place in the region, specifically a
joint US-Israeli exercise.
The Revolutionary Guard has comprehensive information covering "even the planes being used in the exercises," according to IRNA.
But Rahim-Safivia also downplayed the likelihood of a "foolish" strike
against Tehran's nuclear program. He cited the upcoming election season
in the United States, saying that "it is not advisable" for US President
Barack Obama to launch a new war.
Nonetheless, Iran is ready to counter any war plans against it, he
added, saying that "plans have been made to respond to any military
Iran would "make a warmonger feel regret," the Iranian general warned.