In a July 4, 2020 interview on Russia Today TV, former Iranian diplomat Amir Mousavi said that Iran is prepared to retaliate against America, Israel, and an Arab country that he did not name, all of which he said are "suspects" in the July 2, 2020, explosion at the Natanz nuclear facility. He said that retaliation is waiting for final authorization and that it will consist of filing international complaints, and of a reciprocal cyber attack or a regular military attack. In addition, Mousavi said that America "trembled" when Iran sent its oil tankers to Venezuela.
Amir Mousavi: "There are three suspects [in the Natanz explosion]: America, the Zionist entity, and a certain Arab country. According to leaks from some security reports, one of the Arab countries might have participated in the attack. If this proves to be true, I believe that the relevant officials have received instructions to direct a punishing, powerful and swift retaliation against whoever decided to participate in this. This retaliation is ready in Iran. They are waiting for the report of the national security council to confirm this. Iran will submit letters to the international community - to the United Nations Security Council and the IAEA, and other international NGOs. Then Iran will see how it retaliates. I believe that the response will be very powerful, because the order came from the highest authority in Iran, that this must be dealt with quickly and powerfully."
Reporter: "What will this response look like?"
Amir Mousavi: "I expect that it will start with filing a complaint, and also, it will be a reciprocal response, by cyber means. Iran has an advanced elite [cyber] division, as acknowledged by the U.S. Iran has a large army capable of electronic warfare, and it is capable of destroying similar targets. If this war starts, I believe that no one can stop it. In the past year and half, we noticed that there was an undeclared cyber ceasefire, between the Islamic Republic on the one hand and the Zionist entity and the U.S. on the other. But if it is proven that the Zionist entity, America, or one of the Arab countries have resumed these operations, Iran has the necessary power to confront this - by cyber measures or even by means of [military] attacks.
"Perhaps this frightens those who tremble from the American force, but what did America do when its drone was downed in the Strait of Hormuz? What did America do when the Ayn Al-Assad Base was attacked by missiles? It was the first attack on American targets since the end of World War II. Iran rained down missiles on that base. [My colleague] is all talk. The U.S. arrogance in the face of the resistance forces is over. We saw how the U.S. administration trembled when the Iranian tankers sailed to Venezuela. It bitterly watched how the Iranian ships challenged it, and reached Caracas in Venezuela.
"Iran has some very powerful regional and global cards up its sleeve. The game has changed, so don't tremble in the face of America's power."