Iran vows ”crushing” response to any attack
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying Saturday that his country's response to US and Israeli attack would be "crushing". Talking to IRNA, he stressed that neither Washington nor Tel Aviv is in a situation to create new crisis for themselves.
"The Zionist regime is still involved in aftershock of the Lebanese war, and the US has no capacity to enter another crisis in the Persian Gulf", he added.
As to the recent test-fire of Shihab-3 missile during a naval wargame, the Iranian minister said the exercise was aimed at displaying Iran's combat readiness and military potentials. The 1,000-kg Shahab-3 missile was test-fired on the third day of a war game launched by naval and missile sections of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps dubbed 'Payambar-e A'zam III' (the Great Prophet III) on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, an Iranian parliamentarian said on Saturday that Tehran is well-prepared to powerfully respond to any probable attack. Rapporteur of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazem Jalali told reporters that the recent missile war game only displayed small part of Iran's combat potentials.
Referring to the threats to Iran in the past few weeks, Jalali said the military exercises were aimed at displaying Iran's full combat readiness to give crushing response to any probable attack against the country. Iran is not a war-mongering country and does not pose any threat to any world country, he reiterated.