Iran Warns U.S.: If You Kill Any of Us, We'll Kill Dozens of You

Several American neoconservatives last week urged the Obama administration to use covert action against Iran and target members of the Quds Force, the Guard's special foreign actions unit.

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An Iranian semi-official news agency says that a top commander in the country's Revolutionary Guard force has threatened to kill "dozens" of American military commanders, should the U.S. kill any one of theirs.

"You also should not forget that American commanders have plenty of presence and travel in the region. If you kill any of us, we will kill dozens of you," Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guards' aerospace division, was quoted by Fars agency on Tuesday as saying.

In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard march just outside Tehran, Iran.Credit: AP

Earlier last week, several American neoconservatives, including retired U.S. Army general Jack Keane, urged the Obama administration to use covert action against Iran and target members of the Quds Force, the Guard's special foreign actions unit.

Also on Tuesday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev accused Israel of using "dangerous rhetoric" that could lead to a war with Iran, amid rising tensions over the latter's nuclear program.

Speaking in Berlin after meeting his German counterpart Christian Wulff, Medvedev said a threatening atmosphere was being created by the Israelis, as media speculation abounded that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were considering a military option against Iran.

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