Iran to react toughly to "enemy's" recon flights: minister

14:59, August 08, 2010      

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Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi warned Saturday that Iran will react toughly to "enemy's" reconnaissance flights over the Islamic Republic, Fars News Agency reported.

Vahidi's remarks came in the wake of some reports that the U.S. plans to conducted reconnaissance flights over Iran, said Fars.

"No doubt, they always seek to gather information about the region and they have their maximum attention concentrated on Iran, " the Iranian Defense Minister was quoted as saying.

"But, they should know that the air-defense base as well as the powerful Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran are prepared to confront any invader with maximum power and prevent such unlawful flights," he reiterated.

Vahidi had also earlier stressed preparedness of the Iranian Armed Forces to repel possible military aggressions against the country, saying that Tehran has already defined the necessary strategies and drawn defensive plans to confront enemy invasion.

The remarks by the Iranian minister came after the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said that the United States has a plan in place to attack Iran, if necessary.

Some Iranian officials and influential figures have made strong- worded statements in reaction to Mullen's words.

Source: Xinhua


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