A senior Iranian legislator says Israel will receive a crushing response and cease to exist in case it makes the folly of launching a military strike against the Islamic Republic.
Chairman of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Saturday that the Israeli regime represents the US hegemony in the Middle East.
“Although the Zionist lobbies are exerting great influence on the US administration, the (Israeli) regime will have no power of its own in the absence of the US support,” he stated.
Blaming Britain for the formation of Israel on parts of the Muslim territories in 1948, Boroujerdi asserted that Tel Aviv lacks strategic depth and national identity.
The Iranian lawmaker went on to say that Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000, and its failure in the 33-day war with Lebanon in the summer of 2006, the 22-day offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip at the turn of 2011, and the eight-day aggression against the Gaza Strip in November 2012 clearly demonstrated Tel Aviv’s vulnerability against anti-Israel resistance front in the region.
“Despite its claims of being the fourth strongest military power in the world, the Zionist regime is too powerless to be regarded as a major power in the regional strategic equations,” Boroujerdi pointed out.
“The question is how the Zionist regime can face a strong state like the Islamic Republic of Iran while it cannot defeat guerilla groups and politico-military groups like Lebanon’s Hezbollah or (Palestinian) Islamic Jihad and Hamas [movements]?” Boroujerdi asked.
On March 21, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran will raze Tel Aviv to the ground if Israel launches a military strike against the Islamic Republic.
“Israel’s leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know that if they do a damn thing, the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and [the occupied city of] Haifa to the ground,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.