Friday, February 10th, 2012
Iran’s Ambassador in Moscow announced Wednesday that if the U.S. waged a military attack on Iran, the Islamic Republic has the capacity to strike back at U.S. interests all over the world.
The Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported on Wednesday that Mahmoudreza Sajjadi said: “In a situation where the United States is caught up in the Afghanistan quagmire, its hands are stained with the blood of Libyan people and in dealing with a national economic crisis, an attack on Iran is akin to suicide.”
The United States has been busy trying to establish widespread sanctions against Iran in order to halt Iran’s nuclear program.
Western countries claim Iran may have military ambitions in its nuclear activities. Iran denied the allegations and insists that its nuclear program is peaceful.
The United States has repeatedly said that if sanctions fail, the option of a military attack on Iran is still on the table.
The Iranian ambassador to Russia said: “If the United States attacks Iran, Tehran has a list of locations that will be targeted. The U.S. will receive a very heavy blow in that case.”
In recent weeks, Iranian officials have made several overtures about their ability to respond to a military attack on Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, recently announced that Iran is able to pose threats whenever necessary.
Russia, in the meantime, has opposed the recent wave of sanctions against Iran and insists that only the United Nations should exert pressure on Iran.
Russian officials have also expressed opposition to any military attack on Iran.
While Israel has continuously said that it is prepared to strike at Iran, on January 5, U.S. President Barack Obama told NBC that he does not believe Israel has any concrete plans to attack Iran.