Iran on Tuesday said regional countries will give Israel a crushing response, if its launches any military action against any country in the region. Israel is basically seeking violence and confrontation in the region in order to make up for its failures in its previous war in the Middle East, said Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast in his weekly press briefing on Tuesday.
"What Israel should be aware of, is that any military movement against any country in the region will prompt a strong reaction of regional countries, which makes the regime think twice," he added.
Meanwhile, a former commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said his country has dug mass graves in which to bury U.S. troops in case of any American attack. Gen. Hossein Kan'ani Moghadam, who was the Guard's deputy commander during the 1980s, said graves have been dug in Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province, where Iran buried Iraqi troops killed during the 1980-88 war between the Islamic republic and Iraq. "The mass graves that used to be for burying Saddam's soldiers have now been prepared again for U.S. soldiers, and this is the reason for digging this big number of graves," Moghadam told The Associated Press.