TEHRAN (Reuters) - Irans defence minister warned arch-foe Israel on Monday against launching any attack on the Islamic Republic, saying it would only speed up the Jewish states own demise. If this happens, which of course we do not foresee, its ultimate result would be that it expedites the Zionist regimes last breath, Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on state television. Vahidi, a former Revolutionary Guards commander, said in the event of an Israeli attack its lifespan, which is today coming to an end, would be speeded up.He added that the Zionist regime, the term Iran uses for Israel, was on a slope of destruction. The head of Irans Civil Defence Organisation, which is affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards, said 10 million members of a volunteer Islamic militia, Basij, were ready to defend Iran against any attacker.(That is why) no one would dare to aggress against it ... One million (members of) the Basij force can move to the countrys borders within the smallest notice, Commander Qolam-Reza Jalali was quoted as saying by the Guards website. Meanwhile, a series of missile tests by the Islamic Republic on Monday raised concern in Washington, London, Paris and Germany, while a Russian Foreign Ministry source told Interfax news agency the world should not succumb to emotions in dealing with Iran. The White House condemned as provocative Irans decision to test-fire missiles that Tehran says are capable of hitting targets inside Israel. It is obviously reprehensible as such but it mustnt distract us from the big question of this week, which is how will Iran respond at the meeting with the international community on Thursday? British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told Sky News television. In Paris, the Foreign Ministry urged Iran to stop such deeply destabilising activities and respond without delay to the demands of the international community to reach a negotiated settlement on the nuclear question. Germany too criticised the missile tests. The news from Iran is troubling. Tehran is testing missiles despite the fact that it wants to talk with the (six countries) about regional peace and stability. Ahead of the upcoming talks, this is not a signal that will build trust, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Jens Ploetner said. European Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana, who will head the Western delegation in the Geneva talks on Thursday (tomorrow), said, Everything that is done in that context is a concern. He said the aim of Thursdays talks was engagement. In Moscow, a Russian Foreign Ministry source told Interfax news agency, Now it is necessary to calm down and above all to start up an effective negotiation process.