Iran’s General Salami Warns U.S., U.K., And Israel: 'We Will Destroy You'
head of Irans' elite Revolutionary Guard Corps issues warning
The head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has warned the United States, Israel, and the U.K the country will wipe them out if they cross Tehran’s red lines.
In an address to a pro-government rally, Gen. Hossein Salami said "solid slaps” will be forthcoming for any country that challenges the Islamic Republic.
Salami, who echoed other Iranian officials, accused the U.S., Britain, Israel, and Saudi Arabia aiding unrest across the Middle East, warning the military might of Iran will not be tested.
The General spoke as state television carried live footage of protesters chanting “Death to America," and “Death to Israel” while marching toward Tehran’s Revolution Square.
“If you cross our red line, we will destroy you,” he told the crowd.
“We will not leave any move unanswered.”
“We have shown restraint … we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Salami added, the MEHR news agency reported.
“You tested us on the battlefield and received solid slaps, but you could not respond; The entire world has probably seen some of these slaps and while have not seen some of them," he added.
"You must wait and not cross our red lines because if you do, we will destroy you.”
He then stated that if Iran decides to respond, “the enemy will not have security anywhere,” concluding “our patience has a limit.”
In a video translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Rouhani said:
"Those who have imposed sanctions on our people, and have carried out economic terrorism – any change in our conduct toward them must start with their repentance."
"They must return to their obligations and change the erroneous path they have chosen. They must act in the service of the world's interests and security while maintaining respect for the other."
"They must recognize our revolution, our regime, and the rights of our people, and they must reject their mistakes."
Iran has continued to suffer months of crippling sanctions imposed on it by the U.S.
"With regard to the relations between Iran and America – unless America gives up the sanctions and rejects the erroneous path it has chosen, we will see no positive change."
"If you lift all the sanctions and bow down before the Iranian people, the circumstances will be different."
In June, a top Iranian official declared that Iran would "erase" Israel "from the face of the Earth" if provoked by the US.
Former Iranian Minister of Defense General Hossein Dehghan, who is currently an advisor for defense affairs to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, warned that Iran would put America in the "garbage bin of history" should the Trump Administration launch strikes against the country.