Top Iran official: Enemies will face ‘rainy day’ weapons in case of attack

Posted on February 28, 2012

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Iran is prepared with hidden “rainy day” military capabilities it is saving for when it is attacked, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday, warning potential enemies of a “new environment” created by Iran’s developing arms industry.

Earlier Tuesday, a U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions between top Israeli officials and Pentagon counterparts said that Israel indicated it would not warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.

Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel’s potential attack.

Referring to the possibility of an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the country’s defense minister warned possible perpetrators of Iran’s secret weapons capabilities, saying that the “Islamic Republic of Iran has many hidden capabilities which are kept for rainy days.”

Haaretz

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