(MOSCOW) — In one of its most ominous threats made against America, Iran is claiming that it can attack U.S. interests with impunity in response to any strike made against its country.
The boast came from Iranian ambassador Seyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi, who was visiting Moscow on Wednesday.
According to the Iranian envoy, “Iran is fully able to deliver retaliatory strikes on the United States anywhere in the world.”
Sajjadi insisted that his government would never be the aggressor but if Iran were to be attacked, “We have a list of counter actions. [The United States] would be disappointed with their huge mistake.”
There has been speculation recently that Israel is considering a possible military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities as early as April.
However, President Obama went on record to downplay that scenario, saying the U.S. is asking Israel to allow diplomacy and various sanctions to run their course before resorting to more drastic steps.
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