Iran says any attack on it equals destruction of Tel Aviv
Tehran, Iran, May 30
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on May 30 that any attack on the country equals destruction of Tel Aviv.
"If the U.S. and its allies had the power to attack Iran, they would never hesitate," Jazayeri said, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.
It should be noted that previously high-ranking U.S. officials, have stated that "all options are on the table", regarding Iran, whom the U.S. and its allies suspect of developing a nuclear weapon.
Iran and P5+1 group are set to hold another round of talks in June, to talk over the latest developments in the nuclear deal.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi previously said that the P5+1 group of countries recognized the country's right to enrich uranium in the latest round of nuclear talks between the two sides in Geneva.
The official said that the Western side also accepted that the Fordo nuclear facility remain active and that the Arak reactor continue to work under a compromise formula, Iran's ISNA News Agency reported on May 24.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator once again highlighted that the country has no plans to produce nuclear weapons.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, China, Russia, France and the UK - plus Germany wrapped up their latest round of the high-level nuclear talks in the Austrian capital Vienna on May 16, Press TV reported.
Tehran and the six countries have been discussing ways to iron out differences and start drafting a final deal that would end the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
In November 2013, the two sides signed an interim nuclear deal in the Swiss city of Geneva that came into force on January 20.