(UK TELEGRAPH) — By Rana Sweis
The head of Iran’s army, Abdolrahim Mousavi, threatened to “annihilate” Israel on Saturday as tensions escalated between the two countries.
At a ceremony in Tehran, Mr Mousavi warned that any acts of war against his country would put his country on the offensive.
“Hands are on the trigger and missiles are ready and will be launched at any moment that the enemy tries to carry out its sinister plot against (our) lands,” Tasnim news agency quoted him as saying.
His comments came a day after the Iranian Brigadier General Hossein Salami also issued a threat and said Israel could be destroyed if tensions escalate to war.
Salami added Israel would “fade away” in the next 25 years despite the support it receives from the United States.
“If any war happens , it will definitely be followed by your annihilation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back at Salami on Friday.
“We hear the threats from Iran. IDF fighters and the security branches are ready for any development. We will fight anyone who tries to harm us,”
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