Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would "cut off the hands" of any foreign enemy that attacked the country, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
"Before the enemies can put their fingers on the trigger, the armed forces will cut off their hands," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.
The remarks, delivered Sunday, came just days after Iran conducted long-range missile tests and threatened to target "the heart of Israel" and 32 U.S. bases in the Middle East if those countries attacked Iran.
"This is only a small part of Iran's defense capabilities and in future we will unveil more of our defense capabilities if it is needed," he said.
Iranian officials said Wednesday that the country test-fired its Shahab-3 missile — a longe-range weapon that it says can reach Israel — and eight other missiles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.