Iran threatens to retaliate to any attack by US, Israel
TEHRAN: Tehran will retaliate against any attack by Israeli or American forces “on the same level” , Iran’s top leader said on Tuesday in a defiant address just moments after US president Barack Obama appealed directly to the Iranian people with a message of solidarity.
The contrasting approaches highlighted the broad range of political posturing and tactics as the standoff deepens over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking on state TV to mark the Iranian new year, repeated his claims that the country does not seek atomic weapons , but said all their conventional firepower was ready to respond to any attack. (Continue story)