January 29, 2019
A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander on Monday threatened Israel with destruction if it attacks Iran, state media reported.
Iranian officials have previously said Tehran, which does not recognize Israel, would respond swiftly to any Israeli attack.
Israel backed US President Donald Trump’s move to back out of the 2015 international deal on Iran’s nuclear programme and welcomed Washington’s reimposition of sanctions on the country.
Israel sees Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes as a threat to its existence. Iran says its nuclear work is for peaceful purposes only.