TEHRAN -- Iran will raze the
cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa should the occupying regime of Israel make any mistake, the Army’s ground forces commander Kiumars Heydari said Tuesday.
“For any mistake made by the enemy, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground by the order of the Supreme Leader,” Heydari said.
Last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying that Tehran will show an “immediate response” to any move against it by the U.S. and European countries at the UN nuclear agency IAEA.
Amir-Abdollahian also said that IAEA chief Rafael Grossi’s visit to Occupied Palestine in conflict with the agency’s impartiality.
On Tuesday, Heydari noted that the Israeli-occupied territories will be liberated in less than 25 years.
He said the military and defense achievements of the army of the Islamic Republic of Iran are a thorn in the enemies’ eyes.
He added that “the range of drones and operational missiles of the army’s ground forces has increased”.
Referring to the underground 313 drone base recent unveiled recently, Heydari said Iran’s military assets are intended to respond to any foolish attack by the country’s enemies
The light weapons of the Iranian ground forces, he added, are also being “changed, updated, and localized.”
Iranian politicians and military officials have repeatedly warned the Zionist regime against any adventurism against the Islamic Republic, warning of a crushing response to any act of aggression.
The latest warning comes in the wake of the assassination of a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) last month in a shooting blamed on the occupying regime of Israel.
Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei was assassinated by two motorcyclists who shot him five times before fleeing the scene on May 22. He was dismounting his car to enter his home in an eastern neighborhood of the Iranian capital when three bullets hit him in the head and two bullets in the hand.
The New York Times on May 25 cited an intelligence official as saying that the Zionist regime had informed American officials that it was behind the assassination.
On Monday, Israeli newspaper Haaretz said in an editorial that the assassinations of Iranian figures that have been attributed to Israel are “pointless”, likening the Zionist regime to “a neighborhood bully”.