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Iran to hit Israeli sites, if attacked

A senior Iranian lawmaker downplays Israeli threats of an attack on Iran, saying the Islamic Republic has the potential to target various Israeli sites.

“In case of any potential attack by the Zionist regime [Israel] on Iran’s Bushehr power plant, the country can target different sites of the regime,” Fars news agency quoted Vice-Speaker of the Majlis, Shahabeddin Sadr, as saying on Wednesday.

He added that the intent of such Israeli threats was a psychological warfare in an effort to create panic among the public.

The lawmaker rejected some Western media allegations about Iran’s transfer of its military hardware abroad, adding that such claims implicitly verify that Iran has the capability to produce and export enough missiles.

The remarks come as Israel and its Western allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have repeatedly threatened Tehran with attacks targeting its nuclear facilities.

Iran, however, rejects the allegation arguing that as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the country is entitled to pursue a peaceful nuclear program.

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