A former Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander threatened to attack Israel if the US military replies to Iran’s awaited military response to the execution of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
If the hostile US regime takes any action after our military response, we will level Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground,” Mohsen Rezayee, the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, said in comments published the by Fars News Agency.
Iran late Sunday announced it would no longer abide by enrichment limits set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which the USA unilaterally exited in May 2018.
The move to resume an unhindered quest for nuclear power came days after the USA assassinated Iran’s top general in an airstrike on his convoy leaving Baghdad airport.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, seen weeping at the slain general’s funeral, vowed “severe retaliation” against the United States.
President Trump, in turn, has threatened to bomb Iranian UNESCO cultural heritage sites should Tehran retaliate by striking American assets or personnel.
These are the same type of targets Israel used to destroy bombing Syria’s heritage sites. Left over Artifacts are now found in Zionist museums around the globe.
For the past year Iran has been steadily downgrading its commitments to the JCPOA, the moderate Rouhani administration each time emphasizing its decisions were reversible should European partners and other signatories find a way to defy US sanctions and make good on their end of the bargain.
But November 2018 sanctions on Iran’s critical petroleum sector have made foreign investment all but impossible and brought oil exports to a trickle.
Many US Democrats are now trying to whip up hatred for US President Donald Trump over the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was taken out by a drone strike on January 3 near Baghdad’s airport.
The Democrat thesis is that Trump will guide America into a full-scale war with Iran and lead to the massive loss of US military personnel and bases.
Asia Times / ABC Flash Point News 2020.