Iran Calls U.S. Attack Plans a ‘Joke’


mike-mullenAn Iranian military commander said plans by the United States to attack Iran were a “joke,” the news network Press TV reported this morning. Admiral Mike Mullen (pictured), the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN on Sunday that the U.S. has been mulling military options against Iran, adding he would not believe “for a second” Tehran was using its nuclear plants for civilian purposes.”This is a joke,” General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij militia, told Press TV. “For 30 years the U.S. has been dreaming (of an attack), hopefully they will wake up,” he said.

“They would not be able to move an inch as the Basij forces would surround them anywhere,” he added.

Although the U.S. has pursued diplomatic negotiations and put international pressure on Iran in the dispute over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programs, Washington has not ruled out military options.

Tehran’s rulers regard U.S. threats as psychological warfare to make them compromise in the nuclear dispute.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned repeatedly that in case of U.S. aggression against Iran, it would “reply with no limit making the other side regret its actions.”