Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Wednesday the threat of military action is outdated and useless.
He made the remarks in reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s harsh rhetoric against Tehran.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Netanyahu threatened unilateral military action against Iran to dismantle Iran’s civilian nuclear facilities.
Firouzabadi, who is Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, said Netanyahu made the remarks out of frustration, adding that the Israeli prime minister registered his name as a “warmonger” at the UN.
Netanyahu repeated his baseless accusation that Tehran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons, saying, “Iran wants to be in a position to rush forward to build nuclear bombs before the international community can detect it and much less prevent it.”
Netanyahu’s salvo of threats and accusations against Iran comes as Tehran has categorically rejected allegations leveled by the US, Israel and some of their allies against its nuclear energy program, arguing that its nuclear energy program is only for peaceful purposes.