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A senior Iranian official threatened to target Israel immediately if the US attacks the Islamic Republic. 

A senior member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and a former Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) official warned that Tehran has prepared its forces for war and attained “great achievements” in its ballistic missile development program. If attacked by the US, Iran will immediately retaliate by firing a missile at Tel Aviv, he asserted.

“And only seven minutes is needed for the Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv,” Mojtaba Zonour, a former adviser to the Iranian Supreme Leader’s Representative at the IRGC, said on Saturday evening, according to Iran’s Fars News.

In 2015, Zonour stated that “the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has Divine permission to destroy Israel.”

“The Noble Koran permits the Islamic Republic of Iran to destroy Israel,” he said, adding that “even if Iran gives up its nuclear program, it will not weaken this country’s determination to destroy Israel.”

Iranian officials and military commanders have repeatedly vowed to obliterate the Jewish state.

Threats to Raze US Military Base

Zonour further threatened that the “slightest aggression” by the US will lead to Iran “razing to the ground” the American military base in nearby Bahrain.

“The US army’s fifth fleet has occupied a part of Bahrain, and the enemy’s farthest military base is in the Indian Ocean, but these points are all within the range of Iran’s missile systems and they will be razed to the ground if the enemy makes a mistake,” he stated ominously.

His remarks came after President Donald Trump slapped new sanctions on Iran and after US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn officially “put Iran on notice” following the Islamic Republic’s most recent illicit missile test.

On Saturday, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force, warned Washington to “avoid hostile action or wait for a harsh response.”

“If the enemy makes a mistake, our roaring missiles will hit their targets,” Hajizadeh told reporters on the sidelines of massive military drills dubbed Modafe’an Harim-e Aseman Velayat (Defenders of the Velayat Skies) in Semnan province in northern Iran.

“Knowing the capabilities of our Armed Forces, I am to ensure you that foreign threats cannot do us any harm,” he boasted.

He blamed Washington for needlessly attacking Iran over its missile tests as “a pretext to show their animosity towards us; we are making round-the-clock efforts to defend our country’s security and if the enemy dares to make any mistake our roaring missiles will land on them.”

By: United with Israel Staff