Dr Mike Evans

Iranian general threatens to ‘raze’ Tel Aviv, Haifa

An Iranian general has threatened to raze Tel Aviv and Haifa following recent high-profile assassinations and mysterious deaths in his country.

“For any mistake made by the enemy, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground by the order of the Supreme Leader,” the Islamic Republic’s ground forces commander, Kiumars Heydari, told the semi-official Iranian Tasnim news agency, according to a report by The Time of Israel.

The strong words followed a thwarted attempt by Iranians to attack Israelis in Thailand, a popular tourist destination for those in Israel.

The threat also comes after the deaths of a top Iranian scientist and Iranian colonel that Iran has blamed on Israel.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett remained steadfast in his response to Iran’s pressure by celebrating the strengthening of Israel’s actions.

“This past year has marked a turning point in Israel’s strategy against Iran. We see the brave Iranian people take to the streets and protest against the oppression and tyranny of the regime, against hunger, against the corruption that is harming them. We’ve stepped it up,” he said during a Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting.

“The State of Israel has recently begun operating against the head of the octopus of terrorism and not only against its many arms as was done in the past few decades. The days of immunity, in which Iran repeatedly harms Israel and promotes terrorism through its proxies in the region while remaining unharmed itself, are over,” Bennett added. “We are operating all the time and everywhere and will continue to do so.”

The concerns over Iran have continued to grow, however, as reports of nuclear weapon development have noted 60% enrichment of uranium. Some have suggested Iran already has enough uranium to build one or more nuclear devices.