Special report: Iran Nuclear Crisis
TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- An
Iranian top cleric warned on
Tuesday that his country would retaliate on Tel Aviv with ballistic missiles if
Iran is attacked by the United States and Israel, the state television
"If they (the U.S. and Israel) intend to carry out an
aggression against our country, they should worry someday that our
2000-kilometer range missile will strike the heart of Tel Aviv," Ayatollah Ahmad
Khatami was quoted as saying.
Khatami is a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, a
body which elects supreme leader and supervises his work.
"(Lebanese) Hezbollah has missiles of 70 kilometers,
and the missiles have turned Israeli cities into ghost cities, (U.S. President
Gorge W.) Bush and (Israeli Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert should learn a lesson
and know that antagonizing Islam is like messing with the lion's tail," said the
Iran has a long mid-range missile of Shahab-3 missile, which is capable to cover a range of 2000 kilometers, it was reported. Enditem