Attack on nuclear sites means war, says Iranian commander
An Iranian military commander warned Friday that any attacks against Iran's nuclear sites would mean the start of a war, reported dpa according news agency IRNA.
"Any military action against (nuclear sites in) Iran would mean start of a war and the Iranian reaction would definitely make the enemy regret both its decision and action," commander of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, told IRNA.
The general's statements were made in reference to reports that the United States and Israel might attack the main Iranian nuclear sites after the Islamic state once again refused to suspend its uranium enrichment programme.
Jafari last week warned that Iran would block the oil export route in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz if attacked. The blockade would trigger a worldwide energy crisis.
The general had also warned Israel that the Jewish state was within the range of Iranian missiles and indicated that any Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites would be retaliated against by missile attacks.
Iran's medium-range Shahab-3 missile reportedly has a range of between 1,300 and 2,000 kilometres and is said to be able to reach any part of Israeli territory.