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Iran says will decide scope of retaliation if attacked
Enemies of Iran should know that they would face Iranians' iron fist in case of making any mistake against the country,' Revolutionary Guard's Deputy Commander Hejazi says

Mohammad Hejazi, deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, said Monday his country will be the one to determine the gravity and scope of a military reaction if Iran is attacked.

 

"The era of hit-and-run is over. Possible beginners of any threat against Iran should notice that Iran reserves the right to determine the scale and scope of response to any threat," Hejazi was quoted by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) as saying during a ceremony of the Revolutionary Guards in the city of Isfahan.

 

The deputy commander added that Tehran would hold the White House and the US administration responsible for any threat against Iran.

 

"Enemies of Iran should know that they would face Iranians' iron fist in case of making any mistake against the country," Hejazi said. "Iranians would destroy enemies' glass palace with their fire balls if they even think of playing with the fate of Iranian youth.

 

"The US and its Zionist allay are mired in Afghanistan and Iraq," said the deputy commander, adding that the US and Zionist regime's threats against Iran were a result of their "desperation".

 

Iran's rhetoric regarding a possible Israeli attack has become increasingly fiery since the New York Times reported recently of an Israeli Air Force drill simulating an attack against the Islamic Republic. A senior Revolutionary Guards commander announced on Sunday that Iran would dig 'some 320,000' graves for the bodies of the slain enemy soldiers killed in a hypothetical military campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

 

Brigadier General Mir-Faisal Baqerzadeh, whose title was given by the Iranian FARS news agency as 'the Head of the Foundation for the Remembrance of the Holy Defense,' said that every border province would dig 15,000 to 20,000 graves. 

 

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