World War 3: Iran General vows to DESTROY US army bases and threatens Israel ANNIHILATION
AN IRANIAN military chief has threatened to destroy US army bases in the Middle East in a rant in which he also vowed to “annihilate Israel”.
The extraordinary outburst came from Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard’s deputy commander for cultural and social affairs. Speaking on Iraqi television network Al-Nujaba, the general scoffed at the idea of a US attack on Iran and warned of a swift response if it did. He said: “America will not launch a war against Iran. If it does — a possibility that I rule out — we will destroy all its military bases in the region.”
He continued: “We currently stand before the gates and barbed wire of their compounds and if they make a wrong move, we will cross those barbed wire fences.”
Gen Naqdi also dismissed Saudi military capabilities and described the idea of a Saudi attack on Iran as “very laughable”.
He said: “We have a Farsi proverb that goes, ‘You cannot compare an ant to an elephant’.
We will destroy all America’s military bases in the region
“Saudi Arabia is incapable of controlling even its domestic front. It uses fighter planes to bomb small neighborhoods in Saudi Arabia.
“I believe that Saudi Arabia is much weaker than you might think.
“If we gave the order to a division in any of our 30 provinces, it would be able to defeat and destroy Saudi Arabia.
“It’s true that Saudi Arabia has many advanced weapons, but it cannot face an army like Iran’s.”
Get Naqdi reserved his most chilling threats for Israel.
He said: “Israel must be destroyed and wiped out.
“There is no doubt that the Zionists must be annihilated and destroyed. This will definitely happen.
“Neither Russia nor any other country can intermediate between us and the Zionists.
“The Islamic revolution in Iran will not back down even an inch from its position regarding the wiping out of Israel.
“We were, we are, and we will continue to be the soldiers of Imam Khamenei until our last breath and until the last drop of our blood.
“I myself will hoist the flag of the Islamic Revolution in Jerusalem, Allah willing.”
Middle East analysts said Iran often called for the destruction of Israel but were taken aback by the ferocity of the rhetoric and said it was unusual for a senior regime figure to declare Iran would destroy the Jewish state.
Earlier this week Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said US sanctions were putting pressure on Iran and its people but vowed to come out on top.
Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Tehran after pulling out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme.
The Ayatollah said: “The sanctions do put pressure on the country and the people.
“The Americans happily say that these sanctions are unprecedented in history.
“Yes, they’re unprecedented. And the defeat that the Americans will face will be unprecedented, God willing.”