Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that his country will retaliate with full might against anyone who attacks it.
He said the Iranian "armed forces will cut the hand of anyone in the world before it pulls the trigger against the Iranian nation."
Ahmadinejad made the remark in a speech at a military parade marking the anniversary of the start of the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran war. The speech was broadcast on state television.
Although the comment was common for Ahmadinejad, it reflects Iranian concerns that the country could be targeted because of its nuclear facilities.