Iran vows retaliation against countries used as base for attack
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||5 February 2012|
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February 05, 2012
Iran has said it would retaliate against any country that is used to launch an attack on it.
The semi-official Fars news agency quotes a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, General Hossein Salami, as saying that "any place where enemy offensive operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran originate will be the target."
He did not elaborate.
The United States and Israel have not ruled out a military strike against Iran if diplomacy fails to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
Iran says its program is purely peaceful, rather than aimed at developing weapons.
Compiled from agency reports