Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Iran Ready to Give Crushing Response to US Aggression

(Report Appeared On FARS Iranian News Agency)
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi underlined Tehran's preparedness to give a crushing response to Washington if the latter dares to make an unwise and aggressive move against the country.

"The powerful Iran is prepared to give a firm and crushing response to any unwise and hostile behavior of the US," Vahidi told reporters in Bolivia.

He also reiterated that if the US takes a lesson from its humiliating failures in the Iraqi and Afghan wars, it will never repeat the same and even more painful mistake in Iran.

Asked about the effects of the US sanctions against Iran, Vahidi described the embargoes as illogical and unjustifiable.

"The US regime has always used the inappropriate tool of sanctions to confront the independent countries, and this shows the US administration's weakness and misery," he said.

The United States and Israel have once again intensified their hostile measures against Iran to push the country to give up its progress in the field of nuclear technology.

Iran has warned it could close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.

Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.

Meantime, a recent study by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a prestigious American think tank, has found that a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities "is unlikely" to delay the country's program.

The ISIS study also cautioned that an attack against Iran would backfire by compelling the country to acquire nuclear weaponry.

A recent study by a fellow at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Caitlin Talmadge, warned that Iran could use mines as well as missiles to block the strait, and that "it could take many weeks, even months, to restore the full flow of commerce, and more time still for the oil markets to be convinced that stability had returned."

In a Sep. 11, 2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy also said that in the two decades since the Iran-Iraq War, the Islamic Republic has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces.
According to the report, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN) has been transformed into a highly motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in control of the world's oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.

The study says that if Washington takes military action against the Islamic Republic, the scale of Iran's response would likely be proportional to the scale of the damage inflicted on Iranian assets.

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen has also recently warned in Tel Aviv of the unexpected consequences of an Israeli attack on Iran, just as he did during the days of the (George W) Bush administration.