Top Iran general says attack on Tehran would ignite ‘world war’

A senior Iranian military commander has warned that a “world war” would erupt in the event the United States or Israel launch an offensive against his country, AFP quoted the state news agency IRNA as reporting on Saturday.


“…upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity…”
óLuke 21:25

Wars and Rumors of Wars

“Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.”
óJoel 3:9-12

“Any aggression against Iran will start a world war,” deputy chief of staff for defence publicity, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, said in a statement carried by IRNA.

The general also lashed out at “the unrestrained greed of the U.S. leadership and global Zionism,” accusing Jerusalem and Washington of “gradually leading the world to the edge of a precipice.”

“It is evident that if such a challenge occurs, the fake and artificial regimes will be eliminated before anything,” AFP reported Jazayeri as saying, without naming any countries.

The Islamic Republic is facing growing Western pressure to cease its nuclear energy program, which it insists is for peaceful purposes. The West fears that Iran is enriching uranium so as to manufacture atomic weapons.

Iran has increased the number of operating centrifuges at its uranium enrichment plant to 4,000, a top official said, pushing ahead with the nuclear program despite threats of new UN sanctions.

The number was up from the 3,000 centrifuges that Iran announced in November that it was operating at its plant in the central city of Natanz. Still, it is well below the 6,000 it said last year that it would operate by this summer, suggesting the program may be behind schedule.

Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Reza Sheik Attar, who visited Natanz last week, said Iran was preparing to install even more centrifuges. He did not offer a time frame.

The UN has imposed three rounds of sanctions on Iran for its refusal to freeze its enrichment program, which can be used to produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or the material needed for a nuclear warhead.

  1. Linda, 31 August, 2008

    What they don’t realize is, there is already a “world war” in the making; but it’s not between this country or that country, it will be between those who mock Jesus Christ & the Almighty Creator of the universe, & it will be at His timing & no one else’s.

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