Major General Zhang Zhaozhong said, “China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third World War.”
The United States and israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the “option” of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran’s nuclear program may consist of a covert military agenda.
Iran has refuted the allegations, saying that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Over the past weeks, israel has renewed its aggressive rhetoric against Iran. On November 21, israeli defense minister ehud barak warned that “time has come” to deal with Iran.
israeli president shimon peres also threatened on November 6 that an attack against Iran is becoming “more and more likely.”
Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.