Iran ready to 'pound' Israel
A mid-November explosion at the Aghadir missile base, 25 miles southwest of Tehran, killed Maj. Gen. Hassan Moghaddam, acknowledged as the architect of Iran's strategic missiles forces.
Maj. Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid, deputy chairman of the Iranian Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the semiofficial Fars News Agency that Israel would pay the price for military aggression.
We are fully prepared to pound all the centers of the Zionists through reliance upon the missile power which has been gained through the efforts made by Great Martyr Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam," he said.
Iran last week embarked on a military exercise that it said encompassed about 300,000 square miles along the country's eastern border. more