Iran General NewsIran 'to retaliate if attacked from US bases in...

Iran ‘to retaliate if attacked from US bases in Gulf’

-

AFP: Iran warned on Sunday that it would strike US military bases in neighbouring Gulf states if they were used as staging posts to attack the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme. KUWAIT CITY, June 10, 2007 (AFP) – Iran warned on Sunday that it would strike US military bases in neighbouring Gulf states if they were used as staging posts to attack the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme.

“We rule out the possibility that our neighbours… will allow the United States to use their territory in attacking Iran,” Iranian parliament speaker Gholam Ali Hadad Adel told reporters during an official visit to Kuwait.

“But if this actually happens, we will be forced to defend ourselves… We will target those bases or points” used to attack Iran, he said.

Adel said that some Gulf states, which he did not name, had assured Tehran that they would not allow their territory to be used in the event of an attack on Iran.

“Yes. Some countries in the region did,” he said when asked if Gulf countries had given such assurances.

“Parliaments in some of these countries have even called for not allowing the United States to use its bases to attack Iran,” said Adel, adding that this issue had not been discussed with Kuwaiti officials.

The Iranian speaker also said that Gulf states had now “learned many lessons from the US invasion of Iraq,” in March 2003, and that “officials in the region are not likely to link their fate with US mistakes.”

Earlier, Iranian deputy interior minister in charge of security issues Mohammad Baqer Zolghadr warned in Tehran that all US military bases in the Middle East were in range of Iranian missiles.

Iran has an array of medium-range missiles and claims that its longer-range Shahab-3 missile has a reach of 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) which would put US bases on the Arabian peninsula within reach.

Washington has always said it wants to resolve the nuclear crisis through diplomacy, but has never ruled out using military action to bring Tehran to heel.

Latest news

Iran’s Regime Claims To Fill Global Energy Gap Despite Crippled Petroleum Sector

In recent weeks, the Iranian regime’s officials have been constantly exaggerating their huge capacity in oil and gas reserves...

What Is Happening in Iran?

Following the brutal killing of Masha Amini, the Iranian people have once again united to fight and defeat the...

Iran Regime’s Ministry of Culture’s Decision To Eliminate Children’s Intellectual Centers

With the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’ which took place between 1980 and 1983, the Iranian regime tried to purge the...

Water Shortage Crisis and the Destruction of Iran’s Water Resources

Iran is currently suffering from a number of dangerous natural disasters. One of the most worrying is the drying...

Economic Freedom Under the Rule of the Mullahs in Iran

The Fraser institute published its annual report of the index of economic freedom on September 8, which measured the...

Iran’s Regime Continues Its Internet Restriction Project

This is part of the outlook of a document by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace, which has...

Must read

Iran won’t be allowed to block Gulf shipping: U.S. Navy

Reuters: The United States and its allies will not...

Iranians on hunger strike over Swiss refugee refusal

AFP: Three Iranian asylum seekers have been on a...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you