No, no, no, that wasn’t Obama, it was Mohammad Ali Jafari, Revolutionary Guards commander-in-chief.
“Iran vows to hit Israel’s atomic sites if attacked,” from Reuters, July 25 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
TEHRAN – The Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that Iran would strike Israel’s nuclear facilities if the Jewish state attacked it, state television reported.
“If the Zionist Regime (Israel) attacks Iran, we will surely strike its nuclear facilities with our missile capabilities,” Mohammad Ali Jafari, Guards commander-in-chief, told Iran’s Arabic language al-Alam television.
The Revolutionary Guards are the ideologically driven wing of Iran’s military with air, sea and land capabilities, and a separate command structure to regular units….
“We are not responsible for this regime and other enemies” foolishness … If they strike Iran, our answer will be firm and precise,” state television quoted Jafari as saying….
“Our missile capability puts all of the Zionist regime (Israel) within Iran’s reach to attack,” Jafari said. “The Zionist regime is too small to threaten Iran.”…
Israel believes that a multi-level missile shield underwritten by the United States would protect the country against possible missile attacks.
Jafari said such a shield could only protect Israel “in a limited way”.
“But they will have no answer when Iran bombards them (and) sends a great number of its missiles,” he added….
Jafari said Iran “was not scared” of Israel’s military capabilities. “It is part of the psychological war that the West has launched against Iran,” he said.
Ahmadinejad, who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map, was re-elected in a disputed June 12 presidential vote that stirred the largest display of internal unrest in the country since the 1979 Islamic revolution.