Expediency Council's official: Iran to give crushing response to Israel aggression
Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei says Iran's military is fully prepared to give a crushing response Israel if it dares to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic, IRNA reported.
"If the Zionists (in Israel) commit the "folly" and attack Iran, they will receive a crushing response from Islamic Republic's armed forces which will lead to their annihilation," Rezaei said on Monday.
Outgoing Israeli Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai claimed on August 12 that the Tel Aviv regime is prepared for a '30-day war' with Iran.
Rezaei further noted that the warmongering statements by Israeli officials are aimed at overshadowing the importance of Quds Day as well as the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran in late August.
In August 1979, the late founder of the Islamic Republic Grand Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day, and called on Muslims across the world to mark the annual occasion by holding street rallies.
Stating that the Zionist regime of Israel is making attempts to downplay the international effects of the NAM summit, the Iranian official said the recent threats by the Zionist regime's officials about attacking Iran are 'psychological warfare' and not real.
The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held on August 26-31 in the Iranian capital during which the Islamic Republic will assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years.