TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh renewed the last year warning issued by the Iranian Supreme Leader about Tehran’s crushing response to any possible Israeli attack, reiterating that Iran will destroy Israel if Tel Aviv dares to resort to military action.
“The remarks of our master (Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in March 2013) about Iran’s response to (any aggression of) the Zionist regime is the yardstick for our action and if the Zionists make a mistake, this (Ayatollah Khamenei’s warning) will certainly happen, and the reason why they haven’t yet embarked on such a move (i.e. attacking Iran) lies in their fear of Iran’s capability and power,” Hajizadeh said, addressing a number of Iranian university students in Tehran on Saturday.
He said similar to the 33-day war against the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah in 2006 in which the Zionist regime was defeated due to its lack of intelligence about Hezbollah’s power, Israel is not aware of Iran’s defensive power either and will sustain a heavy defeat if it ever dares to make a military move.
Hajizadeh assured the Iranian nation and officials of the Armed Forces’ full preparedness to defend Iran against any threat.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the Iranian people in the country’s Northeastern holy city of Mashhad on March 21, 2013, Ayatollah Khamenei deplored Israel’s war rhetoric against Iran, and warned that any hostile move by the Zionist regime against the Islamic Republic would be reciprocated with a destructive response.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the warmongering statements by Israeli officials and warned Tel Aviv against any wrongdoing against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Israel’s leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know that if they do a damn thing, the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground,” Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.
Israel and its close ally the United States accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.
Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Both Israel and the US have recently intensified rhetoric against Iran, saying an attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear site is impending.
Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.
Iran has also warned that it could close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.
Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.
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