Iran's military chief is warning Israel that its nuclear facilities are within the range of Iranian missiles.

The warning from Revolutionary Guards commander Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is the latest message from Iran that it will strike back if attacked.

Israel and the United States suspect Iran's nuclear program is a cover for weapons production and say they would not accept a nuclear-armed Iran.

Tehran denies the accusation and says its nuclear activity is for generating power.

Iran's Shahab-3 missiles have a range of up to 1,250 miles, putting Israel within striking distance.

The official IRNA news agency on Wednesday quoted Jafari as saying that Iran is now a mighty military power to be reckoned with.