Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi warned that Tehran will raze Israel to the ground in case Tel Aviv takes military action against Iran.
he remarks by General Firouzabadi came after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon threatened to nuke Iran.
“I have reiterated before that if Israel makes any aggression, we will plow the entire Israel,” General Firouzabadi told reporters on the sidelines of the International Quds Day rallies in Tehran on Friday.
He pointed to the recent threats of the Israeli officials against Iran, and said, “The Zionist regime is incapable of maintaining security of its streets, it has been defeated by the Lebanese Hezbollah and also by the people of Gaza, now it wants to struggle with Iran?”
In relevant remarks in, top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi described the statements of Ya’alon about nuking Iran as an empty threat, warning that the Islamic Republic has tens of thousands of missiles ready to wreak havoc on Israel.
“The Zionists and the US are aware of the power of Iran and Hezbollah, and they know that over 80,000 (Iranian) missiles are ready to rain down on Tel Aviv and Haifa; Iran is a powerful country which will give a crushing response to them,” Major General Rahim Safavi said in reaction to Ya’alon’s threats against Iran.
He reiterated that the Israeli officials remember well their defeat in the 33-day war against Hezbollah as well as the 22-day and 50-day wars against the people of Gaza, while when it comes to Iran, they are facing a much tougher enemy that is a powerful state.
He further reminded the recent statements made by the Iranian Supreme Leader, and said as Ayatollah Khamenei, who is the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, has said if the Zionists make a silly move, “we will ruin Haifa and Tel Aviv”.
“The Zionists have many problems and they know that Iran is too powerful for them grapple with,” Rahim Safavi, a former top commander of the IRGC, added.
The top military advisor said that such boastful remarks by the US and Israeli officials are only meant to serve as a ploy.