If attacked, Iran will launch 11,000 missiles at U.S., Israel – envoy

Posted on March 10, 2012

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Iran has prepared itself to launch about 11,000 missiles at Israel and U.S. bases in the region if they do a strike on country’s nuclear facilities, Tehran’s ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi said, Mehr reported.

“We have prepared ourselves and currently have 11,000 missiles ready to launch at the U.S. and Israel and their interests in the world,” Ambassador Ghazanfar Roknabadi said.

The ambassador said, “We are in a defensive position and if we are attacked we will give a tough and painful response.”

A few days ago Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “attack on Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons was not imminent, or even a foregone conclusion, but could nonetheless take place”.

Israel regards Tehran’s nuclear ambitions as an existential threat, especially against the backdrop of repeated remarks by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders that the Jewish state should be wiped off the map.

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