BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – A senior commander from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Monday that if the U.S. fires a single bullet into Iran, his country’s armed forces would destroy two major cities in Israel.
“The United States does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us despite all its defensive and military assets. But if they attack us, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground,” Yadollah Javani, the Guards’ deputy head for political affairs was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
He was speaking at a rally celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
Javani’s comments come just a month after similar threats were made by another IRGC commander regarding attacks on Israel.