Tehran: A Republican Guard commander warns Iran will target any country where an attack against it is staged. Hossein Salami, Deputy Commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful military force, didn't elaborate.
His comments appeared to be a warning to Iran's neighbours not to let their territory or airspace be used as a base for an attack.
"Any place where enemy offensive operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran originate will be the target of a reciprocal attack by the Guard's fighting units," a semiofficial news agency quoted Salami as saying on Sunday .
Tensions have been rising over Tehran's nuclear programme. The US and its Western allies charge Iran is producing atomic weapons. Iran says its programme is for peaceful purposes like producing electricity.