Responding to threats today by an Iranian military commander to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa, Netanyahu warned that military action by Israel would put an end to Iran’s “revolution.”
By World Israel News Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed threats issued today by Iranian military leader Yadollah Javani, who claimed the Islamic Republic’s military would decimate Israeli cities like Tel Aviv and Haifa if the US attacks Iran.
Netanyahu responded in Hebrew on social media, posting a video in which he warned, “I don’t ignore Iran’s threats, but I’m also not intimidated.”
He added, “If [the Iranian] regime makes a terrible mistake and tries to destroy Tel Aviv or Haifa, it won’t succeed. And it will be the revolution’s last anniversary they ever celebrate.”
Javani’s remarks were issued at a rally celebrating the Islamic Revolution’s 40th anniversary, a milestone marked with aggressive speeches by Iranian leaders, military parades, and gatherings at which regime supporters chant the popular slogan, “Death to America!”
Meanwhile, the Iranian economy teeters on the verge of collapse, with a plummeting currency and skyrocketing rates of inflation bringing the nation to the verge of chaos.
While popular protests over the course of the last several years indicate that the Islamic Republic regime remains deeply unpopular with large swaths of Iranian society, the lack of free speech in the nation and pervasive human rights abuses perpetrated by the regime make it dangerous to publicly challenge the powers that be in Iran.