The Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned that if the US starts a war against Iran it will – in his words – have “no limits”. He was speaking to American media representatives before his appearance at the UN Development Goals summit in New York.
The Iranian leader chided the US, saying it had never known nor won a serious war. He also reportedly warned Washington not to interfere in Iran’s internal affairs.
On the dispute over the country’s nuclear programme, Ahmadinejad said that Iran was ready for negotiations.
The US has accused Iran of using its nuclear energy programme as a cover for seeking to develop nuclear weapons, something Tehran repeatedly denies.
The UN has put sanctions on the country.
Iran has also taken delivery of a new series of Fateh medium-range missiles, part of the Republic’s general plan to bolster its military might.
The domestically-produced missiles are said to have a quicker launch time and longer range than previous models.