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Iran Continues Military Drills, Threatens Israel

Monday, 23 November 2009 05:59 PM

Tehran begins the second day of a sweeping aerial drill with a strong warning to Tel Aviv: Israeli warplanes 'will come tumbling down' if they step out of line.

Israel routinely threatens to bomb Iran's nuclear sites, arguing that the country's enrichment activities are an existential threat to Tel Aviv, which ironically is reported to have an arsenal of 200 nuclear warheads at its disposal.

The threats were repeated only last week when Gabi Ashkenazi, the chief-of-staff of Israel's armed forces, dropped heavy hints at an upcoming attack on Iran.

In response to the threats, Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, warned that Israel will pay a high price if it decides to commit such a mistake.

"One step out of line and Israeli warplanes will be completely destroyed," said Hajizadeh, explaining that Iran will annihilate Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets, if the country is attacked.

"Even if they escape our sophisticated defense system, they will never see their bases again; because our surface-to-surface missiles are on their marks to target Israeli military bases before the dust settles," he added.

Hajizadeh made the comments on the second day of a five-day aerial maneuver named the Sky of Velayat 2.

The maneuver, which began on Sunday and is said to be the biggest yet in Iran, involves all units of Iran's defense forces, including the military, the IRGC, and the Air Force.

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