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Iranian General: Military Strike Would Be the End of Israel

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Iranian Major General Mostafa Izadi

The deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces said on Saturday Israeli military action against Iran's nuclear program would lead to the collapse of the Jewish state, Iran's FARS news agency reported.

“The Islamic Revolution enjoys high capability, and if the Zionist regime wants to take an action against us, it will cause its imminent end,” Major General Mostafa Izadi told the Persian service of FARS in an interview published on Saturday. “Undoubtedly they (the Zionists) cannot do any harm to the revolution and the system.”

Last week's round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Moscow failed to secure a breakthrough, heightening fears Israel might take unilateral military action to curb Iran's nuclear activities.

The two sides agreed to a follow-up meeting of technical experts on July 3, saving the process from outright failure.

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Iran's FARS News Agency reports:

Israel's Military Action against Iran Synonymous with End of Zionist Regime

TEHRAN (FNA)- A deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces reiterated the country's capability to repel threats, and warned Israel that any military aggression against Iran would lead to an immediate end of the Zionist regime.

"The Islamic Revolution enjoys high capability, and if the Zionist regime wants to take an action against us, it will cause its imminent end," Major General Mostafa Izadi told FNA on Saturday.

The General further ensured that Israel lacks the courage and ability to harm Iran.

"In addition to military capabilities, we also have many other capabilities and possibilities which are way beyond the Zionist regime's abilities and capabilities," he added.

"For instance, the many islands that Iran has in the Persian Gulf have provided us with capabilities to make Iran the superior military force in the region," the general added.

Iranian officials and commanders have warned that any enemy move, even the slightest aggressions, against the Islamic Republic would be reciprocated with a destructive response and will endanger the US interests all around the world.

Israel and its close ally the United States accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.

Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Both Israel and the US have recently intensified rhetoric against Iran, saying an attack on the Islamic Republic's nuclear site is impending.

Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.

Iran has also warned that it could close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.

Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.

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