A week of rumors that Israel plans to attack Iran has prompted a warning that it can deal Israel a “crushing response” and that “any Israeli aggression against the Islamic Republic would be reciprocated with a destructive reprisal.”
Responding to repetition in the media that Israel has decided that the “military option” is the only way to stop Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon, an Iranian legislator was quoted by the state-run Fars News Agency as saying, "Before (being able to take) any action against Iran, the Israelis will feel our wrath in Tel Aviv.”
Hossein Ebrahimi, a member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that "since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, the U.S., UK and Israel have frequently threatened Iran… This is not a new development."
"The Israelis entered the (Lebanon) war with the capabilities they had, but earned nothing but humiliation," Ebrahimi said. "I do not think that Israelis along with the Americans and Britons will commit such a folly.
"If the threat is carried out, they will see the political might of the (Islamic) establishment, the solidarity of the Iranian nation, and the strength of the country.”
Media reports of an imminent Israeli attack on Iran crop up at least twice a year, with different predictions on when Iran will possess a nuclear weapon. It possesses enough enriched uranium to manufacture two to four nuclear weapons, according to various experts.
With each rumor, there is less time to stop Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb, which the Islamic Republic constantly denies it seeks.
Different interpretations over the weekend pointed to mild American reactions to the reports that most, if not all, Israeli ministers have removed previous objections to a military attack.
During the period of the Obama administration’s attempt to “engage Iran," the Iran regime has built nuclear plants deep underground in rocky areas that make it difficult, if not impossible, to attack except through a strike mounted by anti-regime agents in Iran.