Invasion of Iran would trigger World War III: official

August 31, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Brigadier General Massud Jazayeri said on Saturday that any military invasion of Iran would trigger another world war.

“Any aggression against Iran would be the start of the world war. The exorbitant demands of the U.S. leaders and the global Zionism which have created the current situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Caucasus are gradually directing the world to the edge of the cliff,” Jazayeri opined.
The United States has not ruled out military attack against Iran if Tehran refuses to stop its nuclear activities.
The Islamic Republic insists its nuclear activities are aimed at producing electricity for a growing population and that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty it has the right to master nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
Iran has warned it could close the strategic Strait of Hormoz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.
Strait of Hormoz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.
Under a U.S. pressure the UN Security Council has imposed three rounds of sanctions against Iran