Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani has vowed to increase hostility against Israel if they exhibit any “foolish behaviour”, insisting Tehran’s forces are prepared to launch an attack. Speaking to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency, Mr Shamakhani also claimed resistance forces in Gaza and Lebanon were armed with missiles ready to strike with “pinpoint accuracy”. He added that Iran’s missiles were capable to strike with higher range, but said forces have decided to focus on “precision” to comply with Tehran’s defence doctrine. Mr Shamakhani also blasted Israel for constructing underground tunnels on the border with Lebanon and how former Israeli Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Gonen Segev, was spying for Iranian intelligence.
This comes after a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened to rage an attack against Israel if the nation strikes Tehran.
Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned Israel that any attempt to wage a war against Tehran “will lead to its own elimination” and free “the occupied territories”.
Mr Salami insisted Iran’s strategy was to eventually wipe Israel off the “global political map”.
On Monday, he said: “We announce that if Israel takes any action to wage a war against us, it will definitely lead to its own elimination and the freeing of occupied (Palestinian) territories.”
In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Tehran’s threats “don’t impress” Tel Aviv since Israel knows its “power in defence and offense”.
Tehran has vowed to continue upgrading its missile accuracy, defying US Donald Trump’s demands to curb their nuclear arsenal.
Mr Shamakhani said on Tuesday: “Iran has no scientific or operational restriction for increasing the range of its military missiles.
“But based on its defensive doctrine, it is continuously working on increasing the precision of the missiles, and has no intention to increase their range.”
Iran’s minister of defence Amir Hatami warned its missile capabilities are “non-negotiable”.
He said: ”The enemies say Iran’s missile power should be eliminated, but we have repeatedly said our missile capabilities are not negotiable.”
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