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Iran calls for readiness against possible U.S.-led war: commander

English.news.cn   2010-09-19 19:56:58 FeedbackPrintRSS

TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- A top Iranian commander warned of a potential U.S.-led war against Iran in the near future, insisting on enduring readiness of Iran's defense forces to repel any attack, the local satellite Press TV reported on Sunday.

Deputy Commander of Armed Forces of the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Gholamali Rashid, said that under "current threatening conditions" when the United States and Israel are "daily beating on their war drums," it would not be an exaggeration to say that Iran is on the verge of a potential war in the future, according to the report.

Referring to continued U.S. threats against the Islamic Republic in the past 10 years, he reiterated that Iran's Army and the IRGC are maintaining constant readiness for any given situation.

Warning the U.S. and Israel against any military move against Iran, Rashid said they are well aware of Iran's great deterrence capacity, missile power, and enhanced sea defense potentials, said the report.

In August, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said the United States has a plan in place to attack Iran, if it is necessary.

"Military actions have been on the table and remain on the table" for curbing Iran's nuclear ambition, Mullen, the highest ranking U.S. military officer, told NBC's "Meet the Press".

Iranian military officials have dismissed the U.S. threats and said that Iran has prepared defensive plans to face any threats from the enemies.

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