Speaking to an Iranian news agency, a senior military commander bragged the Iranian army could “raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes” if given the order, Ahuva Balofsky reports for Breaking Israel News.
Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force told the semi-official Fars News Agency that it was only a matter of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei giving the command.
“If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes,” Karimpour said.
Karimpour’s is not the only threatening boast by a senior Iranian military official in the past month. According to the state-run Tasnim agency, Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi announced at a science conference on May 9 that two weeks earlier, the Islamic Republic’s armed forces successfully tested a precision-guided, medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel.
“We test-fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (almost 1243 miles) and a margin of error of eight meters (about 26 feet),” which effectively means the “missile enjoys zero error,” he told participants at the conference.