Iranian army commander threatens Israel with ‘destruction’
Iranian army ground forces commander Kyumars Heydari bragged about Iranian weaponry and threatened to “destroy” the cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv if Israel “made a mistake”, while tensions between the two enemies continue.
Heydari says Iranian army’s weaponry is well-equipped for Islamic Republic ‘aggressors’ [Getty]
An Iranian army commander issued a warning against Israel, threatening to “destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa” if his enemy “made a mistake”.
Iranian army field commander Kioumars Heidari said: ‘For any mistake made by the enemy, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa by order of the Supreme Leader (Ali Khameini),’ quoted by the semi-official tasnim Press Agency.
The commander added that all Iranian army units are equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, including long-range and smart weapons, drones and missiles, adding that the military achievements of the Islamic Republic Army are a “thorn in the side”. in the eyes of the enemy”.
“All this equipment serves to respond to the stupid aggressions of the enemies of the Islamic revolution,” he continued.
Moreover, he assured that “in less than 25 years, Islam will again embrace the Muslim lands occupied by Israel”, referring to Palestine.
Iran regularly threatens Israel, its regional enemy, but does not directly act on its warning.
Israel, meanwhile, has reportedly carried out assassinations and cyberattacks targeting Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran and Israel have recently been embroiled in heightened tensions. Last month, Tehran accused Tel Aviv of killing Revolutionary Guard Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodai, who was shot dead by two unidentified assailants on a motorbike. Iran has since promised retaliation for the incident.
Meanwhile, Israel has urged its citizens to leave and avoid traveling to Turkey due to potential threats of ‘retaliation’ from Iran, reports The Times of Israel. Israel then classified Turkey as a “high risk country”.
The two foes have also been embroiled in a so-called shadow war over Iran’s stalled efforts to restart its 2015 nuclear program, which Israel is strongly opposed to. Tel Aviv has pledged to do whatever it takes to prevent Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb.
The shadow war has led to hostilities between the two countries, with both sides accusing each other of carrying out attacks on ships.
Iran has also accused Israel of carrying out several high-profile incidents such as the 2020 explosion at the Natanz underground nuclear facility and the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the head of Iran’s nuclear program, the same year in an attempt at sabotage. its nuclear program.