Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi says Tel Aviv’s attack against the Islamic Republic will undoubtedly result in the disintegration of Israel.
“The Zionist regime [of Israel] is on the verge of dissolution… a military attack by the Zionist regime will undoubtedly lead to the collapse of this regime,” Vahidi said on Thursday.
“Israeli officials’ remarks about launching an attack against Iran are ridicules,” the Iranian defense minister added.
Vahidi said the Islamic Awakening in the Middle East and North Africa was a result of Hezbollah’s 33-day and Palestine’s 22-day resistance wars against Israel.
The comments come as Israeli officials have recently ramped up their war rhetoric against Iran over its peaceful nuclear activities.
On February 2, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned that if the Western sanctions imposed against Tehran fail to stop its nuclear program, military action against the country must be put on agenda.
The United States, Israel and some of their allies accuse Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used this pretext to impose sanctions against Iran.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.
Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.