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Iran dismisses U.S. attack threats, vows to retaliate

08-04-2010 08:24 BJT

TEHRAN, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iranian officials on Tuesday dismissed the fresh U.S. attack threats over Tehran's insistence on its sensitive nuclear program, and vowed to retaliate any attack.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast rejected on Tuesday the attack threats against Tehran made by U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and called the remarks " imprudent."

Talking to reporters in his weekly briefing, Mehmanparast said "the U.S. military officials have often made such imprudent remarks."

Mullen said Sunday that the U.S. has a plan in place to attack Iran if necessary.

"Military actions have been on the table and remain on the table" for curbing Iran's nuclear ambition, Mullen told NBC's " Meet the Press."

When asked if the military has a plan in place to attack Iran when needed, he replied "we do."

"We think that such remarks are unbalanced and their words (are linked) to their anger and frustration following their repeated failures in the region," Mehmanparast added.

"We should not pay attention to the U.S. military official's remarks," he told IRNA news agency, implying that Tehran does not take the remarks seriously.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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