If US is not afraid of starting hostilities, then let it advance – Iran’s defense minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
If the US is not afraid of starting the hostilities, then let it advance, Iran's Defense Minister Hussein Dehghani said, Iran's news agency Fars reported.
He was responding to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey's appeal about the possible attack on Iran.
Dehghani said that the statements of the US and Israel that there are plans about an attack, are meaningless.
"If they were able to do anything, they would have done it a long time ago," he said.
While speaking at a commemoration ceremony held in connection with the death of members of the Lebanese Hezbollah organization in Syria, Dehghani said that Iran's position concerning Israel remains unchanged.
"Iran has a stable position in relation to the Zionist regime, so the resistance forces of all Muslims are now fighting the Zionists and Takfiris," he said. "We will fully support the resistance forces."
Israeli helicopters attacked the car with six Hezbollah members in Syria on January 18. All six people, including the son of one of Hezbollah commanders Imad Mughniyeh were killed. Among the killed was one of Sepah commanders.
Dehghani said that those responsible for the attack on Hezbollah members would be punished.
"All means will be used for providing the Palestinians with arms in the West Bank," he said.
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