Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Iran: We can hit US, Israeli targets 'within minutes'

Revolutionary Guards commander says that if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked, US military bases in the Gulf – as well as 'the occupied lands' are within the range of the Republic's missiles.

Iran has threatened to destroy US military bases across the Middle East and target Israel within minutes of being attacked, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, as Revolutionary Guards extended test-firing of ballistic missiles into a third day.

Israel has hinted it may attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy program. The United States also has mooted military action as a last-resort option but has frequently nudged the Israelis to give time for intensified economic sanctions to work against Iran. Read More