Israel and Iran traded threats of mutual destruction on Monday because the Islamic Republic celebrated the 40th anniversary of its revolution.
A commander from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) threatened to smash the Israeli towns of Tel Aviv and Haifa if the United States assaults Iran, state information company IRNA reported, frightening a strongly worded reaction from Israel.
“The US should know that we would raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground in the event of a military attack on us,” General Yadollah Javani, head of the guard’s political bureau, was once quoted as pronouncing.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was once fast to reply pronouncing afterward Monday it might mark Iran’s remaining revolution anniversary if it attacked any towns in Israel.
“I don’t ignore the threats from the Iranian regime, but I’m also not intimidated by them,” Netanyahu stated in a Hebrew-language video.
“If this regime makes the terrible mistake and tries to destroy Tel Aviv or Haifa, it won’t be successful and it will be the last anniversary of their revolution they will ever celebrate.”
Iran marks 40th anniversary of Islamic revolution
‘Death to America’
Hundreds of 1000’s of Iranians marched and some burned US flags to mark the revolution as Tehran confirmed off ballistic missiles in defiance of US efforts to curb its army energy.
State tv confirmed crowds defying chilly wet climate and sporting Iranian flags whilst shouting “Death to Israel, Death to America” – trademark chants of the revolution.
Iran’s Islamic revolution 4 many years in the past has been an entire failure for the rustic, US President Donald Trump stated Monday.
“40 years of corruption. 40 years of repression. 40 years of terror. The regime in Iran has produced only #40YearsofFailure. The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future,” Trump posted on Twitter in each English and Farsi.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran are prime after america withdrew from a global nuclear deal aimed toward curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and re-imposed sanctions that experience harm the Iranian financial system.