Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Ataollah Salehi has brushed aside Israel’s stepped-up warmongering rhetoric against Iran, saying the Tel Aviv lacks the capability to launch a military strike on the country.
The Israeli regime is too weak to pose a threat against Iran, Salehi told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of a ceremony on the occasion of the National Army Day.
“The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran gives a swift and crushing response to any aggression by enemies against our country with full preparedness,” he said.
He added that no attention should be paid to the Israeli regime’s threats against Iran.
Salehi said the US and the Israeli regime are Iran’s enemies and emphasized, “If they seek to commit a folly and implement their threat against Iran, we will not hesitate to give response to them.”
In response to a question about a possible go-it-alone Israeli attack on Tehran, the Iranian commander reiterated that Iran’s Army is ready to solely stand against the Tel Aviv regime.
The Iranian commander’s remark came after the Israeli military chief on Tuesday repeated military threats against Iran, saying the regime can invade Iran on its own.
“We have our plans and forecasts… If the time comes we’ll decide” on whether to take military action against Iran, he said.
Israel has threatened to attack Iran based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted towards non-civilian purposes.
Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.