Any US act of aggression against Iran will sound the death knell for Israel and see war engulfing the United States, a senior Iranian commander has warned.
The comment was made by Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri in reaction to recent remarks by US President Barack Obama.
“They know that aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran would mean the annihilation of Tel Aviv and the continuation of war into the United States,” said the general.
In a commencement address at the US Military Academy on Wednesday, Obama said there is an opportunity to resolve disputes over Iran’s nuclear energy program but reiterated that Washington reserves “all options” against Iran, alluding to military action.
The top Iranian commander compared Obama’s remarks to “unattainable childish dreams.”
“If the US and its allies had the capability to attack Iran they would not hesitate a moment to carry out their barbaric act; and, of course, it is surprising that Obama is not embarrassed to rehash his empty words,” Jazayeri said.
The Iranian commander said that the era of global hegemony has come to an end, adding that the “empire of money and weapons” will soon collapse.
Obama’s remarks come as Iran has been in negotiations with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — China, Russia, France, Britain, the US — plus Germany to reach a final deal, which would end the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.
The two sides held the latest round of nuclear negotiations in the Austrian capital city of Vienna earlier this month. The next round of official talks would be held on 16-20 June in Vienna.