Iran: We Can Strike US 'Around the World'
Ambassador says US attack would be 'suicidal'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 8, 2012 9:09 AM CST
Iranian short-range Nasr missile is launched on the last day of navy war games near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran on January 2, 2012.   (Getty Images/AFP)

(Newser) – Iran again thumped its chest today, saying that the US won't attack the Middle Eastern country militarily if it knows what's good for it. "The Americans know very well what Iran is like and what our potential is," Iran's ambassador to Russia said at a news conference in Moscow, according to Reuters. "Iran is in a very good position to deliver retaliatory strikes on America around the world. Even if it attacks, we have a list of counter actions. … An attack on Iran would be suicidal for them."

A senior Revolutionary Guard general made similar comments on Iran's state-run Press TV, saying that both Israel and the US know they would be badly hurt by Iranian counterattacks if they launched a military attack. The Tehran Times also quoted him as saying that Iran would ignore what he called Washington's "carrot and stick" tactics, the Jerusalem Post reports.

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America_Firster
Feb 8, 2012 8:41 PM CST
Once again, we still don't learn the lesson that we shouldn't be meddling in the Middle East. What Iran wants to do on it's own soil is no concern of us in the West. We can have peace between our peoples, instead of being a proxy for a polity that persecutes the Palistinians and anyone else who gets in their way.
Itchywolf
Feb 8, 2012 6:38 PM CST
In the immortal words of our worst president ever... "Bring it on." Bomb a city of ours, see if we care. We have enough nuclear weapons to turn their entire country into the worlds largest single pane of glass. Nuke 'em til they glow, then shoot 'em in the dark. Stupid rag heads can suck a sandy stone. Sure we replaced your local government with a British stooge just to get at your oil after WW2, but hey, you assholes are stuck in the friggin stone age, get with the times or we'll literally send you to the stone age. With the Nuclear bombs we've had for, what, 57 years? Yeah... Keep trying to catch up to where we've been for a long time now... Morons.
Observer
Feb 8, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Iran is not stupid or kidding. They could easily have assets in many large cities around the world. They have been at war with us since 79. What's changed? The ante. 30,000 pound earth penetrating bombs. Tactical nuclear weapons. SHIT! Now it's all in or nothing. If we blast them as expected, they will have one real chance to unleash missile attacks, assassinations, bio-weapons release and other one-offs that could hurt a much wider fan base. The Iranians have had labs cooking up bugs for 40 years. Persian Empire's last word.