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US Mideast Bases Within Our Missiles’ Range, Iran Warns

Posted by nytexan on June 10, 2007

The world is being run by a bunch of mad men. Bush & Lieberman may just get their wish for a war with Iran. Did Lieberman have an inside track on his information?

Daily Times Pakistan: Monday, June 11, 2007

TEHRAN: Iran has warned that US military bases in the Middle East are within the range of its missiles, amid increasing tensions with Washington over the Iranian nuclear programme, media reported Sunday.

“All the American bases in the region are within the reach of our weapons,” said Mohammad Baqer Zolghadr, the deputy interior minister in charge of security issues.

“If the United States attacked Iran, US interests would be in danger everywhere in the world,” added Zolghadr, a former deputy chief of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards.

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

Separately, Iranian parliament speaker Gholam Ali Hadad Adel while talking to reporters during an official visit to Kuwait warned that his country 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,” he said.

“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.”

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.

Dozens of US and Israeli aircraft were on Sunday due to begin week-long joint exercises in southern Israel, simulating dog-fights and bombing targets on the ground.

Iran has responded by warning that it would hit back hard against any attack on its territory and said its armed forces are prepared for anything.

The United States accuses Iran of seeking nuclear weapons and is pushing for a third set of UN sanctions to punish the Islamic republic for refusing to halt sensitive atomic activities.

Iran insists its nuclear drive is entirely peaceful and just wants to generate energy for a growing population.

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9 Responses to “US Mideast Bases Within Our Missiles’ Range, Iran Warns”

  1. blacktygrrrr said

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  2. Munaeem said

    Both US and Iran staging a drama to intimidate Arabs.

  3. kayinmaine said

    Provoking an attack on Iran is a republican value. Spit.

  4. TomCat said

    LIEberBush needs to be removed from office in 2012, unless ethics violations can be found to remove him sooner.

  5. nytexan said

    Kay:
    I fear this will happy with the nut case we have in the white house.

    TomCat:
    Ethics violations would be nice, but I doubt it since Congress can;t even get a vote on Gonzo. Conn. needs to wake up and get with the program.

  6. mirth said

    #2 is right.

  7. Ditto what Kay said.

  8. nytexan said

    Now if we can just get all the lunatics running the countries on the same page as us we might have a chance.

  9. neilaquino said

    If we were to place all our bases on the moon than they would be out of the range of Iran. I feel that what the people of Iran really want is Diet Coke and Lebron James instead of any trouble.

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