A top Iranian general vowed on Monday to eliminate Israel from â€œthe global political mapâ€ if Jerusalem launches a new war, noting that it â€œwill end with its elimination.â€
In an interview with reporters in Tehran, Revolutionary Guard Corps deputy commander Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami was asked about Israeli forces targeting Iranians in neighboring Syria.
He was quoted by Iranian news outlets as saying, â€œOur strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map. And it seems that, considering the evil that Israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that.
â€œWe announce that if Israel does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination, and the occupied territories will be returned,â€ he added, The Times of Israel reported. â€œThe Israelis will not have even a cemetery in Palestine to bury their own corpses.â€
His comments come following Israeliâ€™s rare confirmation of a recent daylight raid near at the international airport in Damascus against Iranian targets including missiles that Tehran reportedly moved into Syria.
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