Iran Says US Is Within "Firing Range"
Iran thinks it’s time to feed the fish…
An Iranian student holds a placard that reads, ‘We will feed the American Generals to the Persian Gulf fish’ during an anti-U.S. protest in front of Switzerland’s embassy in Tehran February 9, 2007. (REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl)
Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati continued to threaten the US today.
A top Iranian cleric has said the United States was within Iran’s “firing range”, a day after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed to hit back at US interests worldwide if attacked.
“Americans have surrounded us but it works to our advantage. They are within our firing range in the east, west and elsewhere,” Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said in his Friday prayer sermon carried live on state radio.
He was referring to the US military presence in neighbouring Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the Gulf waters off southern Iran.
“Would you dare to violate Iranian borders? See what harm will be done to you then,” said Jananti, who heads the hardline electoral watchdog the Guardians Council.
Khamenei on Thursday warned that Iran would hit back at American interests worldwide if the United States attacked the Islamic republic to thwart its nuclear programme.