The Iranian ambassador to Lebanon says his country has the capability to fire thousands of missiles at enemy bases in case of an attack against the Islamic Republic.
Ghazanfar Roknabadi said Iran is keeping a watchful eye on the slightest possibility of a military threat, and would fire 11,000 missiles into identified positions in the United States, Israel or their interests worldwide, should its nuclear installations come under attack.
He said Iran is following a defensive stance, stressing, however, that the country would respond with full force to any potential attack.
Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on November 27, 2011, that Israel will not have a minimal chance of survival after venturing a military attack against Iran, as Iranian armed forces will pound all of Israel with thousands of missiles.
“The enemy must answer this question. How long of a battle and the loss of how many of its warships and vessels has it prepared itself for if it attacks Iran?”
He advised the US and its allies to realize Iran's might and know that in the event of a war, the Islamic Republic will teach the Americans “what war really is and what soldiers are supposed to be like. “
The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program. Washington and Tel Aviv have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike against its atomic facilities.
Iran argues that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has every right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence indicating that Tehran's nuclear energy program has been diverted to nuclear weapons production.