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  Cheshvan 29, 5772 , 26/11/11

Iran Threatens Israel, Turkey if Attacked

Two senior commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guards delivered threats, Saturday, against Israel, Turkey and other Western targets if the Islamic Republic's nuclear program comes under military attack. Yadollah Javani was quoted by the semiofficial ISNA news agency as saying, "If Israel fires a missile at our nuclear facilities or vital installations, it should know that Israel's nuclear centers will be the target of our missiles."

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Guards' aerospace division, was quoted by the semiofficial Mehr news agency as saying, "Should we be threatened, we will target NATO's missile defense shield in Turkey and then hit the next targets." Tehran says the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's early warning radar station in Turkey is meant to protect Israel against Iranian missile attacks if a war breaks out with the Jewish state, according to the Associated Press, which cited Hajizadeh for saying the United States also plans to install similar stations in Arab states, which has spurred Iran to alter its military defense strategy.

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