London, Sept 24 (ANI): A senior Iranian military official has reportedly said that if Tehran is targeted by Israel, then his country would target U.S. bases in the region.
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of aerospace division of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard, said no Israeli attack can happen without the support of its most important ally, the United States, making all American military bases a legitimate target.
"For this reason, we will enter a confrontation with both parties, and will definitely be at war with American bases, should a war break out," General Hajizadeh said in remarks that were posted on the website of Iran's state-run media.
"There will be no neutral country in the region. To us, these bases are equal to U.S. soil," CBS News quoted him, as saying.
General Hajizadeh's comments came amid tension over Iran's nuclear program and Israel's suggestion that it might unilaterally strike Iranian nuclear facilities.
Israel, the U.S, and other Western nations believe that Iran is enriching uranium at its nuclear facilities to build a bomb.
Tehran, however, denies the claims, saying its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. (ANI)