Iran: U.S., Israel threats to Islamic rule

April 12, 2005 at 7:13 AM
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TEHRAN, April 12 (UPI) -- The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guards charged Tuesday that the United States and Israel posed a threat to Iran's Islamic rule.

The Iranian News Agency quoted Gen. Yehya Safawi as warning that "the defense system of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has been designed to counter such U.S. and Israeli threats."

Safawi warned Washington and Tel Aviv against attacking Iran, stressing that "the Revolutionary Guards' five divisions will respond firmly to any threat on Iran and its regime."

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