Roger Baird – February 20, 2018
Iran issued a stark warning to Israel, threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the “slightest unwise move” against it.
The uncompromising message came from the influential Mohsen Rezaie, Iran’s expediency council secretary, an assembly appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which supervises the government.
He said: “About Netanyahu’s unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee.”
The move heightens the already tense standoff between Israel and Iran, which has emerged as the leading Middle East opposition to Tel Aviv.
Iran’s comments come after a provocative speech by Israeli leader Netanyahu at the Munich Security Conference last week.