A leading Iranian cleric has threatened to “raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground” if Israel attacks the country over its nuclear program, reports Arutz Sheva.
Speaking in a televised public sermon in the capital Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Movahedi-Kermani boasted that “the Sejjil ballistic missile can hit and raise to the ground any place in Israel, as well as any America base in the region.”
His comments were translated from Iranian Channel 1 by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Kermani, who serves as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s official representative to the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards, claimed that “none of Israel’s atomic or missile centers are safe” from Iran’s “powerful, fast and awe-inspiring missiles.”
“Even the Iron Dome cannot protect Israel from these missiles,” he claimed. Despite the aggressive rhetoric, Kermani insisted that “all our (military) means are intended for defense… defense is the right of every country, and even of every person.
“However, if Israel goes crazy one day and considers attacking Iran… we will, as our supreme leader said, raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.”