Report: Iran warns U.S. it has 600 ballistic missile targets in Israel
ABU DHABI — Iran is prepared to fire thousands of missiles into
Israel in wake of any U.S. attack on the Islamic republic.
The Qatari daily Al Watan said Iran's military has established 600 targets in
Israel for ballistic missile strikes. The newspaper, quoting
diplomatic sources in Damascus, said Iran has allocated sufficient numbers
of missiles to destroy all of the targets in the Jewish state.
On Sunday, Al Watan said Iran would target Israel if it participates in
any U.S. attack on the Islamic republic. The diplomatic sources were quoted
as saying that the Iranian threat was relayed to Israel and the United
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Iran has also warned of a massive missile strike if Israel attacks
Syria, Teheran's leading ally, the newspaper said. Israel and Syria have
been preparing for a war in 2007.
The sources said they do not expect a war between Israel and Syria in
the summer of 2007. The sources were said to have included Arab and other
Iran has repeatedly dismissed the prospect of a U.S. attack. But on
Monday, the London-based Guardian daily reported that the Bush
administration has resumed a review of a military option against Iran. The
Guardian said Vice President Richard Cheney supports an air strike in
opposition to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State
"Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo," the
Guardian quoted a "well-placed source in Washington" as saying.