Iran will ‘level Tel Aviv to the ground’ if Israel makes ‘unwise’ move, official warns

Iranian news outlets quoted Expediency Council secretary Mohsen Rezaei on Monday warning Israel that if it carries out any “unwise” moves, Tehran would “level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity for Netanyahu to flee." The comments were made in response to the Israeli prime minister’s speech at the Munich Security Conference.
The remains of the Iranian drone Photo Credit: Twitter screenshot/IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Iran warned on Monday that if Israel took any military action against the Islamic republic, it would suffer crushing consequences. Addressing a meeting he conducted with IRGC officials in Tehran, secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei responded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the Munich Security Conference.

According to a report in the Iranian semi-official Fars News Agency, Rezaei addressed the speech during an interview with Arabic-language al-Manar news agency. "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,” Rezaei was quoted as saying. “[Iran] will not give any opportunity for Netanyahu to flee."

As previously reported by JOL, Netanyahu spoke on Sunday at the Munich Security Conference, where he addressed the danger posed by Iran, both to Israel and to the entire world. Turning to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was representing his country in the conference, Netanyahu displayed a piece of the downed Iranian drone and asked: "Do you recognize this? You should. It's yours."

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