A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned against any military move against the Islamic Republic, saying even the “slightest of errors” by the West will endanger Israel’s very existence.
“Should the Western countries want to commit the slightest of errors regarding Iran, they will be gripped by such ramifications that will endanger the existence of the Zionist regime,” Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Thursday
Boroujerdi, who heads the Majlis committee on national security and foreign policy, further cautioned the West to take the warnings seriously as they are neither political in nature nor intended to serve propaganda purposes.
“In case of any venture against our country, the aggressors will face a swift, resolute and serious countermeasure,” the Iranian official said.
The US and Israel have threatened Iran with a military strike, claiming that there is diversion in the country’s nuclear energy program towards a military program.
Earlier this week, Russia reiterated its opposition to a potential aggression against the Islamic Republic, saying such a measure would be baseless and will incur disastrous consequences for the region.
“The CIA and other US officials admit they now have no information about the Iranian leadership taking the political decision to produce nuclear weapons,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
Iran has repeatedly refuted the Western allegations regarding its nuclear energy program, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Iranian officials have also 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.