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Iran to give prompt, immediate response to any attack: Top cmdr.
Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi (file photo)
Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi (file photo)
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They (Israeli officials) are … frightened so they make hue and cry because they know that Iran’s response to any threats will be prompt, immediate and unstoppable."

Iran's top commander Major General Hassan Firouzabadi

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A senior Iranian military commander says Iran is not frightened by Israel’s ravings, stressing that the Islamic Republic will deliver a prompt, immediate response to any attack on its territory.


“We do not feel threatened by the ravings of the leaders of the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi told reporters on Friday on the sidelines of the ceremony marking the 32nd anniversary of Iraq's imposed war against Iran.

"They (Israeli officials) are … frightened so they make hue and cry because they know that Iran’s response to any threats will be prompt, and unstoppable," he added.

Firouzabadi said that the Israeli military officials have announced in their estimations of Iran’s military power that Tel Aviv lacks the capability to launch a military operation against Tehran and that a possible war with the Islamic Republic will not be to their interest.

He said that Iran’s armed forces were unpredictable and added major reforms have been made to the structure of the armed forces in terms of design, tactics and military equipment.

The United States, Israel and some of their allies have accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program with the Israeli regime repeatedly threatening Tehran with a military strike to pressure it to halt its peaceful nuclear energy work.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

The Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.

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