One of Iran’s state newspapers on Wednesday ran an article threatening to hit Israel with air strikes for “just one wrong act!”
The article was printed in Tehran Times, one of the three major English-language newspapers published by the Iranian government. The Time, Like most articles in Iran, it is “sponsored and ideologically connected to political parties or politicians”, according to the Council on Foreign Relations.
The passage appears to have been written in response to an Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, considers Israel’s earlier air strike on Syrian territory a “direct message” to Iran. In addition, the article also took issue with the US request to Israel that it work towards dismantling Iran’s ballistic missile program.
The Times According to Israeli sources, Israel has increased its military forces in preparation for a potential attack on Iran.
“Israel’s increased military threats against Iran seem to suggest that the Zionist regime has forgotten that Iran is more likely to attack them from anywhere,” the article states.
Iranian authorities added that the country’s military was on “maximum vigilance.”
“At the strategic level, we do not intend to attack anyone, but at the operational and tactical level, we are ready for a decisive response and a quick and difficult attack against the enemy. against the enemy,” according to Iranian Major General Mohammad Bagheri, who was quoted in the article.
“While we believe in the deterrence situation of the country, our forces have never underestimated the threat of the enemy and are always ready for the slightest threat in the strategic area. .”
Attached to the article was a map that appeared showing Iranian missile targets scattered throughout Israel. The map has also been published on Times’ first page.
The article also calls Israel an illegitimate state, even though it has received international recognition by the majority of countries. United Nation‘member states.
“The Tehran Times no need to remind Israel’s illegitimate regime of Iran’s defensive capabilities,” the story continues.
In addition, the article refers to Israel as a “Zionist regime” several times. The ideology in question is in favor of a Jewish state, but is often used by Israel’s opponents as the epitome of anti-Semitism.
Taking back the 2013 quote of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the article also threatened to destroy several Israeli cities.
“Sometimes the leaders of the Zionist regime even threaten us,” the quote states. “They are threatening a military strike, but I think they know it, and if they don’t know it, they must know that if they make a mistake, the Islamic Republic will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa.”
The story ends with a final threat from Iran to Israel: “Hands off!”
Response to Iranian article published on Jerusalem Post Office, One of Israel’s major English-language newspapers, claims that the missile threat also appears to target areas under Palestinian control. Hamas, a Palestinian militia organization, has long been supported and funded by Iran.
“Ramallah and Hebron also appear to be on the list of targets of Iran’s retaliation if Israel launches an attack on the Islamic Republic,” the article stated.
The Post also noted that, should this happen, it would not be the first time that Iranian-backed missiles, intentionally or unintentionally, have hit Palestinian cities.
Newsweek has contacted the Israeli government’s press office for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/irans-state-run-newspaper-threatens-israel-airstrikes-just-one-wrong-move-1659967 Iran’s State Newspaper Threatens Israel With Airstrikes For ‘Just One Wrong Action!’