Saturday, July 30, 2005

Iran ready to confront foreign threats: Shamkhani

Islamic Republic News Agency:
Iran's Defense Minister Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani here Friday stressed Iran's readiness to confront military attacks by the aliens, including the United States and Israel.

Talking to the London-based pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat, Shamkhani added, "There is a faint possibility the US makes an attack on Iran." Asked whether the US or Zionist regime would involve in an indirect war by targeting Iran with missiles, the visiting minister said his country had certain strategies to react to such attacks.

"Iran has made great success in production of military weapons during the past years," boasted Shamkhani adding "Americans know it very well." Shifting to relations between Iran and Arab states, he said, "There is no dark cloud on the horizon of Iran's ties with Arab countries."