As part of Iran’s celebrations commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the Deputy head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) political bureau Yadollah Javani said the Jewish state would suffer if America struck Iran.
“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,” said Javani, according to state news agency IRNA, and reported by Reuters.
“Islamic Iran has reached a level… to protect its borders by effective military capabilities, and firmly punish any aggressor,” said Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, spokesman for the IRGC.
In response to the threat, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a strong statement against Iranian aggression.