Israel incapable of waging long-term war against Iran: Analyst

An Iranian missile is put on display during a military parade on April 18, 2013, which marks the National Army Day.

The Israeli regime lacks the resources to engage in a long-term military conflict with the Islamic Republic, an American political analyst tells Press TV

“Israel really cannot wage any long-term war against a country the size of Iran,” said Randy Short in a Thursday interview.

The analyst argued that the financial burden of any long-term military aggression by Israel will necessarily fall on “the backs of hungry Americans who are facing [budget] cuts,” adding, “The American people will suffer. There will be hunger.”

The analyst made the remarks following adoption of a resolution by US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday to provide the Israeli regime with diplomatic, economic and military assistance if Tel Aviv decides to launch an attack against Iran.

The resolution, which was adopted on the day marking the 65th year after the creation of the Israeli regime, is yet to be approved by the US Senate.

“We do not need a war; we do not want to fund it. We need to build bridges and schools here. We need peace; we need bread; we need jobs and opportunities,” Short said.

Israel has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the allegation that Iran is covertly seeking to produce a nuclear bomb, a claim Tehran has categorically rejected.

Iranian officials have pledged a crushing response to any act of aggression by Israel.

On March 21, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran will raze Tel Aviv to the ground if Israel launches a military strike against the Islamic Republic.

By Press TV


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