Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani warns against the adverse outcomes of an attack on Iranian nuclear sites, describing it as a "foolish" move, Press TV reported referring to IRIB News.
"Any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities is a foolish move, and Tehran's reaction towards any assault will be lethal and unpredictable," Larijani told US media on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee meeting in New York on Thursday.
The Iranian official said such stupidity will result in nothing but disgrace and contrition for the aggressors.
Larijani added that Westerners should accept Iran as a nuclear country, adding that the destruction of the country's nuclear facilities does not mean an end to everything for Tehran, because the country is capable of reconstructing its atomic facilities.
The Iranian official said Israel is keen that the US exerts more pressure on Iran and even launches a military strike against the country.
Washington's imprudent attitude and its hostile and blind policies towards Iran have caused Israelis to resort to the blood of Americans in order to protect and support their hegemonic policies, Larijani added.
He advised the Western countries to stop their hostility towards Iran and accept the scientific progress and technical achievement of the Iranian youth.
Washington and the Tel Aviv have repeatedly threatened Tehran with military strikes on the pretext that Iran's nuclear program may have a covert military diversion.
Tehran has categorically refuted allegations by US-led Western powers, saying that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Iranian officials have vowed to deliver a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would certainly reach far beyond the Middle East.