July 25, 2009
[efoods]Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said today that it would strike Israel’s nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, state television reported.
“If the Zionist Regime (Israel) attacks Iran, we will surely strike its nuclear facilities with our missile capabilities,” Mohammad Ali Jafari, Guards commander-in-chief, told Iran’s Arabic language al-Alam television.
The Revolutionary Guards are the ideologically driven wing of Iran’s military with air, sea and land capabilities, and a separate command structure to regular units.
Iranian leaders often dismiss talk of a possible strike by Israel, saying it is not in a position to threaten Iran, the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter. They say Iran would respond to any attack by targeting U.S. interests and Israel.