compiled by Cem Ertür
excerpt from ‘Don’t be a launch pad for war’
Press TV, 19 November 2008
A senior Iranian official has warned that any country that acts as a launch pad for a war against Iran will face retaliation.
Iran will take “retaliatory measures” against countries that allow the US to use their territory as a launch pad for a war against Iran, the Mehr News Agency quoted Brig. Gen Massoud Jazayeri as saying.
“The US bases in the Middle East are a threat to regional countries,” he noted.
“But we have taken the necessary military measures so that the US will not be able to launch an attack on Iran from any of its bases in the Middle East,” Jazayeri stated.
Pointing to the still unfinalized Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the US, he said, “We consider any presence of foreign troops in the region to be a threat.”
He also called on Middle Eastern countries to unite in their efforts to establish security in the region so that foreign countries will have no excuse to continue their military presence in the region.
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