Iran: We Can Strike US 'Around the World'

Ambassador says US attack would be 'suicidal'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 8, 2012 9:09 AM CST

(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.

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)
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