TEHRAN: Iran owns advanced technology in electronic warfare and can combat any such attacks on its military equipment, the head of defence ministry electronics industries said yesterday.
"If our main enemy wants to carry out electronic warfare and jamming operations, our standards are at the Nato level," Ebrahim Mahmou-dzadeh said.
He was also quoted as saying that Iran's radars, passive and active electronic protection "can combat anything that wants to harm us".
In recent months Israel has been dangling the threat of pre-emptive action to stop Iran's disputed nuclear programme - seen by the West as a mask for weapons development.
Meanwhile, analysts say that the Gulf states appear reluctant to get drawn into a US confrontation with Iran given that the region is still licking its wounds from successive wars.
"The region cannot take a new (military) intervention after the Iraq tragedy," said Jassem Al Saadun, head of Kuwait's Al Shall Economic Consultants.
The Gulf states "want to catch their breath, having been drained by years of wars and conflicts," echoed London-based newspaper editor Abdul Bari Atwan.
He was alluding to the devastating 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the 1991 Gulf war, and the US-led invasion of Iraq of March 2003.
At a meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday, foreign ministers of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) distanced themselves from Washington's tough line on Iran's nuclear programme.