Tension has escalated in the Iran -US relations with an announcement by Iran that it can attack and destroy nearby military bases and simultaneously launch an attack on Israel within minutes of an attack on the Islamic Republic by US.
This has been reported in The Telegraph dated 4th of July 2012.
This caution has been sounded by the Iran war group the Revolutionary Guards which is currently practicing war games in the central desert. It seems they have made use of ballistic missiles.
The missiles were, apparently, aimed at mock-ups of foreign military bases.
Referring to Israel as occupied territories, General Ami Ali Hajizadeh of the Revolutionary Guards has said that the US bases are within range of Iran's missiles and could be the targets in the event of retaliatory strikes.
Incidentally, the US Navy's 5th Fleet is based in Bahrain - this is an island in the Gulf about 200 kilometres (120 miles) from Iran. It is well within range of Iranian missiles.