Iran committed to ‘full annihilation of Israel,’ says top Iranian military commander
By Reza Kahlili – The Daily Caller 11:29 PM 05/20/2012
Iran is dedicated to annihilating Israel, the Islamic regime’s military chief of staff declared Sunday.
“The Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full
annihilation of Israel,” Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said in a speech
to a defense gathering Sunday in Tehran.
His remarks came on the day International Atomic Energy Agency
director Yukiya Amano flew to Tehran to negotiate for inspections of
Iran’s nuclear program. They were reported by the Fars News Agency, the
media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards Corps.
While many within the Islamic regime, including President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, have often stated that Israel should be annihilated, until
Sunday no one in the nation’s leadership has announced Iran’s determined
intention to carry it out. (RELATED: Iran rattles sabers: ’11,000
missiles ready to launch’ at Israel, US targets)
Josh Block, a Middle East expert and former spokesman for the
American Israel Public Affairs Committee, told The Daily Caller that
it’s unwise to shrug off the threats of a top Iranian military
“When they say it, they mean it,” Block said. “That is the lesson of
history. … >>>