Thursday, January 27, 2005

Iran has 10 million martyrs against US: official

People's Daily Online (China) reports:
A top Iranian officer has said that Iran has 10 million volunteers determined to fight to death against aggression, as a further reaction to recent US verbal hostility, the hardline daily Kayhan reported on Thursday.

"Iran doesn't want war, but if the United States makes the mistake (of attacking Iran), we will give them a lesson and they will have no chance to remedy. We have 10 million volunteers for martyrdom," Bagher Zolghadr, deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was quoted as saying.

"Iran, capable of launching deadly blows against any aggressors, has no limits when defending itself," Zolghadr said.

"If the United States attempts to attack Iran, Iran will be their nightmare," Zolghadr added. ...