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Iran has power and weapons to retaliate against US attack: Analyst

Iran’s military has the capability to retaliate against a US attack by targeting American bases and allies in the region, and Israel is particularly vulnerable, according to an author and political commentator in Chicago.

“The idea that the US might attack Iran, it’s possible, but I consider it highly unlikely; Iran is a powerful country,” Stephen Lendman told Press TV in a phone interview on Thursday.

“It’s got the power and the weapons to retaliate very strongly against any countries in the region that would attack it,” Lendman said.

“If the US should attack Iran, US military forces in the region would be threatened, its ships could be sunk, its military bases could be attacked, US soldiers and airmen and seamen could go home in body bags,” he added.

“If Iran is attacked, its government would consider all US allies targets in retaliation, especially Israel.”

Senior IRGC commander: US sanctions, war threats against Iran doomed to failure

Senior IRGC commander: US sanctions, war threats against Iran doomed to failureThe US sanctions and its threats of a military confrontation with Iran are doomed to failure, a senior Iranian commander says.

A senior Iranian commander said Wednesday both the sanctions and threats of a military confrontation with the country have proved worthless and are doomed to failure. 

Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), made the remarks in a conference on security in the central holy city of Qom.

Hajizadeh played down the US’s ranting and raving, and said Washington’s talk of a military confrontation with Iran is absurd and worthless.

He said the US’s reluctance to take any action following Iran’s shooting down of an American drone back in June showed that the issue of war is out of the question.

He said enemies of the country are applying all they have in power to harbor animosity towards and undermine Iran, noting that the US hostility has taken a new form and turned into a soft war.

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