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Attack on country will lead to World War III: Iran commander

Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state were preparing to attack it,a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying

Written by Agencies | Dubai |
September 24, 2012 2:40:38 am

Iran could launch a pre-emptive strike on Israel if it was sure the Jewish state were preparing to attack it,a senior commander of its elite Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Amir Ali Hajizadeh,a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,made the comments to Iran’s state-run Arabic language Al-Alam television,according to a report on the network’s website.

Hajizadeh said any attack on Iranian soil could trigger World War Three. Iran will not start any war but it could launch a pre-emptive attack if it was sure that the enemies are putting the final touches to attack it,Al-Alam said,paraphrasing the military commander.

“We can not imagine the Zionist regime starting a war without America’s support. Therefore,in case of a war,we will get into a war with both of them and we will certainly get into a conflict with American bases,” he said

He said US involvement would make US military bases a legitimate target. He said regional states will get involved in any war because Iran will attack US bases in Bahrain,Qatar and Afghanistan.

“In that case,unpredictable and unmanageable things would happen and it could turn into a World War Three.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made increasing hints that Israel could strike Iran’s nuclear sites. Tehran denied it is seeking weapons capability and says its atomic work is peaceful.

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A senior Iranian lawmaker accused the UN nuclear watchdog on Sunday of passing confidential details of Iran’s atomic work to Israel. Javad Jahangirzadeh,a member of parliament’s presiding board,said International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano was divulging information about Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Denies hacking into American banks

Iran denied its hackers attacked US banks,the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday,following a Reuters report that three of the largest American lenders were repeatedly targeted over the past year. The hacking of websites at Bank of America Corp,JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc began in late 2011 and escalated this year,sources told Reuters.

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