Wrong move could cause Israel annihilation: Iran Cmdr.
Members of the Iranian Army's Ground Force academy perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran November 10, 2011.
A senior Iranian commander says the Zionist regime of Israel will be obliterated if it makes the mistake of launching a military attack against the Islamic Republic.
“If the [Zionist regime of Israel] makes a [wrong] move, they will give us an excuse to wipe them off the [face of the] planet,” Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said Sunday.
Hajizadeh said Israel knows that its military is no match for the Islamic Republic’s prowess, or else it would not have hesitated to attack Iran.
He asked how can Israel attack Iran when it was defeated by Hezbollah, which is a small group compared to the Islamic Republic, in the 33-Day War.
Hajizadeh said if Israel wants to attack Iran, it should seek the complicity of Washington, but the US will not “submit to cooperating with this regime” as its bases are within the range of Iranian weapons and missiles.
He further announced that Iran plans to unveil, in the near future, a new ballistic missile with a range of 300 kilometers and capable of traveling at more than three times the speed of sound.
The projectile has the capacity of targeting defense shields and radar systems and can hit Israel’s anti-missile system known as the Iron Dome, Hajizadeh said.
Israel has repeatedly threatened Iran with a military strike under the pretext of Western accusations that there is a diversion in Tehran's nuclear energy program towards military aims.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The Iranian officials have also promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.