Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More on Iran today

  • Top Commander: Iran Never to Allow Foreigners to Inspect Military Sites
    Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said Saturday: "Not only will we not grant foreigners the permission to inspect our military sites, we will not even give them permission to think about such a subject....They will not even be permitted to inspect the most normal military site in their dreams....Visiting a military base by a foreign inspector would mean the occupation of our land because all our defense secrets are there. Even talking about the subject means national humiliation."  (Press TV-Iran)
  • Iranians Chant "Death to Israel, U.S." during Military Parade - Doug G. Ware
    Thousands of Iranians celebrated their nation's annual Army Day on Saturday with a full military parade. A military truck in the convoy displayed a large banner that read, "Death to Israel," while hundreds of parade attendees chanted, "death to Israel" and "death to America."  (UPI)
        See also Netanyahu: Iran Still Calls for "Death to Israel"
    Prime Minister Netanyahu told the Cabinet on Sunday: "Israel views with utmost gravity the supply of S-300 missiles from Russia to Iran, especially at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and around the borders of the State of Israel. Israel also views with utmost gravity the fact that there is no reference to this aggression in the agreement being made between the major powers and Iran."
        "Yesterday we saw the military parade in Tehran and Iran's exhibition of weapons to the world. Every year the missiles are bigger and enhanced - in accuracy, strength and deadliness; however, one thing does not change...the inscription 'Death to Israel' on the missiles."  (Prime Minister's Office)

  • Israel: Russian S-300s Encourage Iran's Aggression(Times of Israel)
        Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Gilad, head of the Israel Defense Ministry's political-security division, said Saturday that the S-300 missile system Tehran is shortly to acquire from Russia is an offensive, not a defensive, weapon since it encourages Iranian aggression in the region.
        Russian President Putin reportedly told Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in a phone conversation last week that the S-300 served defensive purposes only and didn't constitute a threat to Israel's security.
        See also Israel: We Can Target Russian-Made Weapons Transferred to Our Region - Barbara Opall-Rome (Defense News)
        Israeli officials have reiterated Israel's right to target S-300 missile batteries or any other high-end Russian arms transferred to regional terrorist organizations via Iran or Syria. 

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