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Iran says U.S., Israel dare not to attack its nuclear facilities

11-07-2011 17:01 BJT

TEHRAN, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- A member of Iran's Assembly of Experts Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi said that the United States and Israel dare not to attack the Islamic Republic, the English language satellite Press TV reported Monday.

They have to pay a heavy price for any military attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, Alavi was quoted as saying.

Washington and Tel Aviv are aware of the fact that putting their anti-Iran threats into practice would cost them dearly, and thus they would not become involved in such "folly," he said Sunday.

The United States and Israel know that such empty threats cannot intimidate Iran, he said, adding that they would receive a crushing response if they ever attack the Islamic Republic.

Recent tension between Iran and the West over Iran's sensitive nuclear program has raised concerns that the United States and Israel may consider a possible military strike on Iran's nuclear sites.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected this week to release a report on Iran's nuclear program, which is likely to hint at Iran's engagement in nuclear weapons work despite UN sanctions.

Tehran repeatedly insisted on "peaceful" aspect of its nuclear program, but the United States and its western allies worry that Iran would use the uranium enrichment to make nuclear weapons.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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