1938 Alert from Reuters, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
TEHRAN, (Reuters) – A senior Iranian army commander warned the United States and other Western powers not to make any “stupid move” over Tehran’s nuclear programme and said they would be surprised by the military response to any such action.
The comments by the commander-in-chief of the regular army, reported by newspapers on Saturday, were the latest in a series of defiant statements by Iran’s leadership as the United Nations prepares to vote on new sanctions against the country.
Iran is embroiled in an escalating international dispute over its uranium enrichment, which Iran says is solely for fuel for power generation but the West suspects is a cover for making nuclear weapons.
The United States says it would prefer a negotiated solution to the crisis, but has not ruled out military options if diplomacy fails.