Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi threatens “destruction of Haifa and Tel Aviv” if Israel makes “mistakes”

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi threatens “destruction of Haifa and Tel Aviv” if Israel makes “mistakes”

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Tuesday that any threat against his country’s security will result in the “destruction of Haifa and Tel Aviv” and called on the United States to withdraw its troops from the region.

“The enemies, especially the Zionist regime, have received the message that. the slightest mistake against the country will provoke a severe response from the Armed Forces that will result in the destruction of Haifa and Tel Aviv,” Raisi said in a speech during a military parade held for Iranian Army National Day.

The Iranian leader further called on the United States to. withdraw its troops from the region “in their own interest,” according to television. Press TV.

“The presence of foreign troops threatens regional security, but our Armed Forces. provide security when they are present in the region,” the president assured.

“Our Armed Forces shake hands with the nations that are trying to create security in the region,” Raisi added, in an apparent reference to Saudi Arabia.

An Israeli drone takes off under the gaze of two military personnel.

Tehran and Riyadh agreed in March on the. restoration of their diplomatic relations. on March 10, an agreement that was concluded in Peking with China as intermediary.

During the parade, fighter jets flew over the Iranian capital while troops paraded alongside tanks and other armaments in front of the Iranian president, local TV stations showed live.

The president’s remarks come after in recent weeks covert warfare has increased in recent weeks between Iran and Israel.

Tel Aviv has attacked Syria with missiles on four occasions in recent weeks, bombings in which two “advisors” were killed of the Revolutionary Guard Iranian elite corps that vowed revenge for their deaths.

In this image released Monday, March 20, 2023, by the Iranian Supreme Leader's office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives a televised New Year to the nation.

At the same time, Israel has suffered the rocket fire from GazaLebanon and Syria.

Raisi’s comments also coincide with the visit to Israel of Reza Pahlavi, son of the last shah, who was deposed in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Pahlavi, who considers himself the country’s crown prince, met with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to renew old ties Tel Aviv and Tehran during the reign of his father, Mohamad Reza Pahlavi.

Israel considers Iran an “existential threat” and views with concern not only its nuclear program, but the expansion of its military capabilities. throughout the Middle East, financing and supporting armed militias in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza or Iraq.

Kayleigh Williams