A high-ranking Iranian official threatened Friday to destroy Israel should the US ever attack the Islamic Republic.
Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, added that after the Iranian regime was done wiping the Jewish state off the map, it would turn its armies against the US.
“They [the US] know that aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran would mean annihilation of Tel Aviv and spread of war into the United States,” Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Jazayeri said that US President Barack Obama was a fool for stating that the US was still considering taking military action against Iran to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons.
“Had the US and its allies the capability to attack Iran they would not hesitate a moment to carry out their barbaric act,” the Iranian general asserted.
“Of course, it is surprising that Obama is not embarrassed to rehash his empty words,” he said.
Jazayeri further stated that he believes the “empire of money and weapons” is nearing collapse.
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