The commander of the ground forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army threatened Israel with a military attack by announcing that “all ground forces units of the Iranian army are being equipped with smart, long-range and precise weapons and facilities.”
Claiming that Israel would return to Islam “in less than 25 years”, Kioumars Heydari said on Tuesday that “the range of UAVs and surface-to-air missiles have reached Tel Aviv and Haifa”, in the event of an “enemy mistake, by the order of the Supreme Leader”, these two cities will be “razed to the ground”.
The direct threat by one of Iran’s top military officials to Israel comes as the United States, Britain, Germany, and France have submitted a draft resolution against Iran to the IAEA Board of Governors. The resolution criticizes Iran for not fully responding to the organization’s questions about the discovery of uranium particles on unannounced sites.
Iranian officials have warned that they will react if the council condemns Iran.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he expects the now-meeting Board of Governors to issue a clear warning to Iran about its nuclear program.
Bennett said in a televised speech to a parliamentary session that Israel expects the Board of Governors to issue a “clear warning signal” to “the Tehran regime and make it clear that they will pay a heavy price if they continue their policy of nuclear disobedience.”
The Iranian general’s threats come as multiple high-ranking IRGC officials are being assassinated inside Iran with Israel being the number one suspect, but the Iranian government has not yet made any moves other than threats on television shows or through social media.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly been trying to retaliate for several high-profile assassinations and mysterious deaths in the Islamic Republic in recent months, including of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps colonel and a top scientist.
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