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Iranian Vice President Mohammad Rida Rahimi warned on Friday that Iran would "cut off Israel's feet" if it attacked Syria, French News Agency AFP reported.
"We will stand alongside Syria against any (Israeli) threat," Rahimi told reporters during a news conference with Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri in Damascus, adding that ?If those who have violated Palestinian land want to try anything we will cut off their feet."
According to AFP, the Iranian vice president said that "[Syria is a] strong country that is ready to confront any threat," adding that Tehran "will back
China inaugurated a missile plan in Iran last month, even as the United States and its allies were pressing Beijing to support a new round of tough economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program
The Nasr is identical to China's C-704 anti-ship missile, Hewson says. Iran's burgeoning defense industry, much of it controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has been producing Chinese-designed anti-ship missiles such as the C-801 since the early 1990s.
The C-704, developed by China Aerospace Group, targets ships of 1,000-4,000 tons displacement and is the equivalent of the U.S. AGM-119 anti-ship missile. With a range of 106 miles and a 240-pound warhead, the C-704 has a kill probability of 95.7 percent.
The Iranians, possibly with Chinese assistance, have even developed improved versions such as the Noor, an upgraded version of China's C-802, with a longer range than the original and over-the-horizon capabilities.
Indeed, Hewson observed that "Iran has gone further than China in fielding the C-802, taking what was previously a land- and ship-launched weapon and producing an air-launched version that can be carried by Mi-17 helicopters and fast-jet types."
Over the years Iran has developed a range of anti-ship missile systems from the Chinese weapons that gives the Islamic Republic's regular navy and the IRGC's naval arm the capability to exert a considerable degree of control over waters in the Gulf and the Persian Gulf.
This is the area from which U.S. naval forces would strike if hostilities erupt.
BEIRUT — Hezbollah can strike infrastructure deep inside Israel if a new war breaks out, the group's leader said in remarks published Friday, but refused to confirm whether or not the militants have long-range Scud missiles. The missiles have been at the center of new Mideast tensions since Israel earlier this month accused Syria of providing Hezbollah with the Scuds, which have a greater range and can carry a much bigger warhead than the rockets Hezbollah fired at Israel in the past.
Caglayan said on Friday that a southeastern Turkish province would host a fair to be attended by representatives from Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in June 2010.
MEDFORD, Mass. — Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, believes it is likely the international community will move to impose tougher sanctions on Iran. But the genteel, be-spectacled diplomat, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for his tireless efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons, is just as convinced that sanctions will fail. “I am not a fan of any sanctions. They talk of smart sanctions, but I haven’t seen them. … They punish the people, not the regime. We saw that in Iraq,” ElBaradei said Thursday while visiting Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
President has given a stern warning against any military attack on Iran, saying the country will cut off enemy arms. 'Any hand from anywhere in the world that wants to shoot at Iran will be cut off before pulling the trigger,' Iranian President Mahmoudsaid on Thursday during a speech in the southern island of Kish.
According to Ahlul Bayt (A) News Agency – ABNA.ir – Speaking to the Kuwaiti television Al-Rai on Thursday, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said that if Israel launches an attack against Lebanon or anywhere else in the region, "it would be taking a very dangerous risk on its part."
King tells foreign envoys Israel must choose between 'living in a fortress' or reaching peace with all Arab states by withdrawing from 'occupied Arab lands'
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit denied allegations that Syria was providing the Lebanese-based resistance group Hizbullah with Russian Scud missiles. Speaking to reporters during an official visit to Lebanon that lasted for a few hours on Saturday, Abul-Gheit described the allegations as "laughable lies. Egypt stands by Lebanon under all conditions and in the face of all threats." The aim of Abul-Gheit's visit was to meet Lebanese officials and express support for Lebanon and Syria.
We'll 'cut off Israel's feet'
That's open to debate, but they don't control the thoughts of the Iranian people and they certainly don't speak for them, just like Gordon Brown doesn't speak for me. I have a voice of my own, just like the Iranian people.