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We have obtain the capacity to destroy Isreal- Iran general

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The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary
Guards said on Monday that destroying arch-
rival Israel was an “achievable goal”.

Four decades on from Iran’s Islamic
revolution, “we have managed to obtain
the capacity to destroy the imposter
Zionist regime”, he said.
Salami’s comments, while not unusual
for Iranian officials, come amid
particularly heightened international
tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme
and a series of incidents that have
raised fears of a confrontation between
Tehran and its other main regional rival,
Riyadh.
The United States, which withdrew from
a landmark nuclear deal between Iran
and world powers in 2018, has imposed
a campaign of “maximum pressure” —
with vocal support from Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The comments by the commander of
Iran’s ideological army were given
prominent coverage by the Tasnim and
Fars news agencies, close to ultra-
conservative political factions.
The official IRNA agency also carried his
remarks, but placed more emphasis on
his assertion that Iran was growing
stronger and would finally beat its foes
despite “hostility” towards it.
In contrast, foreign ministry spokesman
Abbas Mousavi in a tweet wished
“Happy (Jewish) New Year to our
Jewish compatriots and to all true
followers of great prophet Moses
(PBUH)”, an acronym for ‘peace be upon
him.’
Mousavi’s greeting was written in
Persian, English and Hebrew.
Iran only has a few thousand Jews left
compared to between 80,000 and
100,000 before its 1979 revolution.
The country has been consistently
hostile towards Israel since its
revolution, and Tehran openly supports
anti-Israeli armed groups including
Palestinian Hamas and Lebanon’s
Hezbollah.
‘Cancerous tumour’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, an outspoken opponent of
any rapprochement between Tehran and
the West, has charged that “Iran calls
for Israel’s destruction and they work for
its destruction each day, every day,
relentlessly”.
He welcomed his ally US President
Donald Trump’s decision in May 2018 to
pull out of the landmark nuclear accord
between Tehran and world powers,
arguing the deal would “enable Iran to
threaten Israel’s survival”.
Israel considers Iran its archfoe and has
carried out hundreds of strikes in
neighbouring Syria against what it says
are military targets of Iran and its
Lebanese military ally Hezbollah.
It has vowed to keep Iran from
entrenching itself militarily in the war-
torn neighbouring Arab state.
In June 2018, supreme leader Ayatollah
Ali Khamenei reaffirmed Tehran’s long-
held position that Israel is “a malignant
cancerous tumour that must be removed
and eradicated”.
But he has also said that Tehran has
never called for the Jews to be “thrown
into the sea”, unlike Arab leaders such
as the late president Gamal Abdel
Nasser of Egypt.
Iranian generals routinely express the
desire to destroy Israel or claim to be
able to wipe out Tel Aviv.
However, official discourse in recent
years has generally taken care to clarify
that the Jewish state will cease to exist
because of its own “arrogance”, not
because of an attack by Iran.

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