Senior Iranian Commander: Attack on Iran Will Bring ‘Swift Death’ to Israel

By Patrick Burke | October 1, 2012 | 11:03 AM EDT

Iranian military forces on parade in Tehran. (AP)

( -- A senior commander in Iran’s armed forces stressed the military preparedness of the country, and said that if Israel launched an attack on Iran, it would bring about Israel’s “swift death.”

The commander added that Iran has a series of contingency plans if it is ever attacked that he described as “decisive, vast and several times bigger” than an initial invasion by Israel.

“The entire occupied lands [Israel] and all the United States' illegitimate interests in the region are within reach [of Iranian missiles], and based on the doctrine of providing a threatening response to threats, once a potential invasion is made [against Iran], the premeditated scenarios will be staged,” said Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Basij and Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri, as reported by Fars News.

“The Quds occupying regime [Israel] not only lacks the potential and capability to take a military action against our country, but also knows well that it will cause its swift death after triggering the first bullet,” he said.

Iranian military rocket is test-fired. (AP)

Last Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized the need to establish a “clear, red line” against Iran’s uranium enrichment to deter Iran from building a nuclear bomb, saying, “In fact, it’s the failure to place red lines that’s often invited aggression.”

If a clear red line is not set, Netanyahi predicted that by spring or late summer Iran will have enough enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon.