Iran army general: Attacking us would be suicidal
Semi-official Iran Fars News Agency quotes Iranian Brig. Gen. Reza Pourdastan as saying aggression against Iran is impossible; general boasts that Iran's military is stronger than ever.
The Iranian army's ground force commander warned that attacking Iran would be suicidal, the semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency reported on Wednesday.
"Today no enemy has the requirements and the desire to carry out a military attack against the powerful Iran and military aggression against Iran is highly unlikely and even impossible and is synonymous with the suicide of the aggressor," Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said while addressing foreign military attaches in Teheran on Tuesday.
The General boasted that Iran's military capabilities were stronger than they have been at any point in history.
There has been much speculation that Israel or the United States plan on attacking Iran in order to stop their nuclear program, which many charge is being used to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies these allegations.
Iran has claimed that the U.S. and Israel were behind a mysterious computer worm known as Stuxnet that has harmed Iran's nuclear program.
Gholam Reza Jalali said investigations by Iranian experts show that Stuxnet originated from the U.S. state of Texas and Israel.
Jalali heads a military unit called Passive Defense that primarily deals with sabotage. His comments were reported by Iran's official IRNA news agency.
Jalali is the first Iranian official to blame Tehran's two arch-foes over the Stuxnet virus. Some reports in the Western media had indicated that the U.S. and Israel were behind it.
Iran has acknowledged Stuxnet hit a limited number of centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment facility, the centerpiece of its nuclear program.