Abbas Nilforoushan, deputy commander of operations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has said that Israel is not in a position to threaten Iran, and nothing will be left of Israel if they tried to launch an attack.
“Iran has encircled Israel from all four sides. Nothing will be left of Israel,” he said in an interview with Tasnim news agency.
“If Israel makes a strategic mistake, it has to collect bits and pieces of Tel Aviv from the lower depths of the Mediterranean Sea,” he added.
Nilforoushan asserted in the interview that no country can stand up to the Islamic Republic.
“Tehran’s enemies know that they will not be in control of ending a war they might start against Iran,” he said.”If the enemies could have started a war against Iran, they would have done it.”
The IRGC commander also claims that Israel is incapable of entering a full-blown war because of its lack of strategic depth and internal divisions.
“Israel lacks strategic depth, if only one missile hits the occupied lands, Israeli airports will be filled with people trying to run away from the country.” he said, “So, its people are poor and there are too many ethnic, cultural and political divides in their society. A war will drag Israel’s regime to the threshold of annihilation.”
Iran threatens Israel on a continuous basis, such as in the case earlier this year when Iranian Brigadier-General Hossein Salami recommended for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to “practice swimming in the Mediterranean”, because he will be forced to abandon his country.
Israel continues to defend itself against the Iranian threat and has reportedly conducted several attacks against Iranian terror strongholds in Syria and Iraq
Originally posted at World Israel News.