Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran has up to 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel.
According to Fars News Agency, Vahidi questioned threats against the Islamic Republic from Israel, asking “How many missiles have they prepared themselves for? 10,000? 20,000? 50,000? 100,000, 150,000 or more?”
The Iranian defense minister also warned against an offensive by the United States, saying it would meet a hard defensive line were it to attack Iran.
“The U.S. and its allies should know that Iran is so powerful that its battling will teach the US how to fight and what war and warrior mean,” Vahidi told a crowd of 50,000 volunteer soldiers in Bushehr, a city where one of the country’s nuclear power plants is located.
Earlier, Tehran made a rare threat against Turkey, saying it could target the recently installed NATO anti-missile shield in any future conflict.
“We are ready to attack NATO’s missile shield in Turkey if we face a threat and then we will follow other aims,” the semi-official Mehr news agency quoted Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, as saying.