Senior officer: Israeli strike on Iran an opportunity for destruction of Israel
Commander of the Aero-Space Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Bridadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Iran's reaction to any threat and aggression against its territories will be very rapid, broad and destructive, IRNA reported.
The general was referring to Israeli threats to attack Iran's nuclear sites to thwart its alleged nuclear arms programmes.
"If the Zionist (i.e. Israeli) hooligans embark on practicing their verbal threats, they will provide the best opportunity for the destruction of Israel because then the forged regime will be wiped out of the map and thrown into the trash bin of history for ever", he said.
The commander further said he believed the threatening remarks made by Israeli leaders ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran as well as the US presidential elections are more of a propaganda and psychological warfare.
However, Hajizadeh stressed, if the "Zionist regime" decided to turn its threats into actions, the Islamic Republic will welcome such a decision because "it will be a good chance to rid the whole humanity of this cancer gland".