Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has warned that if Israel launches a direct military strike on his country, it would be overwhelmed by the immediate response and destroyed. He also said that Iran’s armed forces would target the heart of Israel, namely the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa, if it makes “the slightest move” against the Iranian nation.
Raisi made the remarks in an interview with Lebanon’s news network aired on Tuesday, and in a speech at a military parade to mark the national Army Day on Monday.
He said that Iran’s power today is within the country and in the region, and that the first blunder and step made by the Zionist entity will be its last. He added that Iran has announced this in various forums, and that Israel knows very well that Iran is serious about this view, this step, and this decision.
Raisi also cited his country’s warming ties with Saudi Arabia, a setback to Jerusalem’s own ongoing efforts to forge diplomatic relations with Riyadh, as a source of “frustration” and “rage” for Israel. He said that the shifting regional alliances, along with the “unprecedented” political situation in Israel, have made the Jewish state vulnerable.
He said that the circumstances today have greatly changed in favor of the Resistance and against the Zionist entity, and that day after day, Israel is heading toward its demise.