The representative of Iran’s supreme leader to the Quds Force – a special forces unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) – warned on Thursday that “Iran can destroy Israel.”

The representative, cleric Ali Shirazi, also called on Israel to avoid making “stupid mistakes if it wants to continue its treacherous existence.”

“If Israel wants to continue its treacherous existence… it should avoid stupid measures. If they give excuses to Iran, Tel Aviv and Haifa [two major cities in Israel] will be destroyed. Iran can destroy Israel,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative to the Quds force, cleric Ali Shirazi, told the Fars news agency on April 11.

The regional foes have repeatedly accused one another of sponsoring terrorists and destabilizing the region. Two Israeli F-16 warplanes targeted the T-4 airbase in Syria’s Homs province earlier this month according to Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

Around half of the missiles fired by the combat aircraft were intercepted by Syrian air defenses before they reached their targets, but the remaining missiles killed seven Iranian military personnel, prompting condemnation from Tehran and Damascus.

Iran is one of a few remaining countries which refuse to recognize the state of Israel, and has been accused of attempting to develop nuclear weapons to threaten and potentially destroy Israel with.

The Islamic Republic has also been criticized for providing advanced armaments to the Hezbollah resistance group in Lebanon, which Israel and a number of Western nations consider to be a terrorist organization.

Hezbollah troops and advisors from the IRGC were deployed to Syria in the infant years of the conflict to fight hardline Islamist militants, including the *Daesh terror group, but Israel is now accusing them of setting up permanent military bases in the country which may be used to attack Israel.

ALSO READ  Iranian oil tanker about to leave Gibraltar as US attempts to detain it

Source: Sputnik

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 104
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    104
    Shares

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
ritzl
Member
Regular
Commenter
ritzl

Clearly it can. Not from the east, but from the west. Destroy (however) the Israeli desalination plants on the Med coast and Jewish-Israel literally dries up and disappears. Mass Jewish exodus from the end of a comfy, Euro/US (stolen) water-rich lifestyle in an arid climate. I don’t wish this, but Israel seems to define ITSELF as a zero-sum entity. Oh well.

The hubris vs. the vulnerability is astounding.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

ROFL.
I suppose Egypt, Syria and Jordan had generals just like you in 1967.
Maybe should you study water supply nonetheless for Israel, but also for Iran. Iranian one is far more vulnerable, especially as it was Israeli engineers who actually built their irrigation system, thus, Israelis surely know far better where to strike in order to ruin the systems they built.

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

And yet another violation of UN charter by an Iranian official… Then after arming Hezbo to the teeth and using them as a proxy against Israel, now I’m sure Iranian Islamic dictatorship wonders why those Jews seem aggressive and are clearly acting a way to transmit a message : no way they’ll let Iranians have any kind of permanent base in SW Syria… Cleric Ali Shirazi should consider posting his threats on Tweeter and dye his hair red : he already sounds like Donald Trump. Now he’ll have to explain me how he hopes to send a vector trough Israeli… Read more »