Publishe Date: 8:49 PM - 6/24/2013 | Print

Israel in no place to make any move against Iran: Navy cmdr.

Politics - Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has downplayed the Zionist regime’s threadbare war rhetoric against the Islamic Republic, saying Israel is helpless against Iran.

“They [the Israelis] count for nothing when it comes to acting against us and are powerless,” Sayyari said on Sunday.

Israel has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran's nuclear facilities based on the allegation that Iran is covertly seeking to produce a nuclear bomb, a claim Tehran has categorically denied.

Earlier in April, Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen Benny Gantz repeated Tel Aviv’s anti-Iran war rhetoric, saying the regime can invade Iran on its own.

Similar remarks have been made by other Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister for Military Affairs Moshe Ya'alon.

Iranian officials, however, have pledged a crushing response to any act of aggression by Israel.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the top Iranian commander described the recently-launched indigenous Shaheed Bayandor destroyer as a symbol of Iran’s might.


“At a time when everyone was spreading propaganda against our establishment, our youth launched the Bayandor destroyer as an up-to-date and fully indigenized vessel and this shows the capabilities of our experts.”

The renovated vessel joined the country’s naval fleet on June 11. Iran plans to deploy the destroyer to the Atlantic, Pacific or South Indian oceans as part of its 27th and 28th fleets.

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