Iran threatens to hit Israel nuke facility
Iran probably will lash out at several targets when it is attacked. That is why it is important that the US be aware of any Israeli attack as soon as possible to prepare its forces for a subsequent counterattack by Iran. While Israel has the capacity to attack Iran's nuclear facility, it does not have the capacity for sustained attacks against Iran which would be needed to neutralize potential counter attacks.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saturday the country would strike Israel's nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, Reuters reported state television as saying.
"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, said.
Jafari said Israel was entirely within the reach of Iran.
"Our missile capability puts all of the Zionist regime (Israel) within Iran's reach to attack," Jafari said.
Iranian leaders have said Iran would respond to any attack from Israel by targeting U.S. interests and Israel.
Jafari said Iran "was not scared" of Israel's military capabilities.
"It is part of the psychological war that the West has launched against Iran," Jafari said.
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