Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday warned Israel against attacking his country.
“In another brazen violation of Int’l law, Israeli regime now blatantly threatens Iran with military action. Such malign behavior stems from blind Western support,” the spokesperson, Saeed Khatibzadeh, wrote on Twitter.
“We state this clearly: ANY foolish act against Iran will be met with a DECISIVE response. Don’t test us,” he added.
His comments came after Defense Minister Benny Gantz, in an interview with the Ynet news website, responded to whether Israel was prepared to attack Iran with a “yes.”
“We are at a point where we need to take military action against Iran. The world needs to take action against Iran now,” he added.
Gantz’s remarks follow last week’s deadly tanker attack off the coast of Oman in which two people were killed.
Khatibzadeh earlier this week vehemently denied claims that his country was behind the attack.
The spokesman called the accusations “baseless and provocative,” and warned that Iran would respond to any retaliatory action against it, “immediately and determinedly.”
HD Editor’s Note:
This development comes as Ebrahim Raisi, otherwise known as the “butcher of Tehran,” was sworn in to become Iran’s new President on Tuesday.
The new radical President of the Islamic republic is currently under sanctions by the United States for atrocities he committed while serving in Iran’s judiciary. According to i24 News, Raisi “used his position at the heart of the judiciary for grave rights violations, including mass executions of political prisoners” and “ensuring that security personnel involved in the bloody repression of a 2009 popular protest were immune to prosecution.”
During his swearing-in ceremony, Raisi reiterated the country’s pledge to fight for the “oppressed people in Palestine.” Israel Hayom explained that the vow to aid Palestinians demonstrates a continued commitment to Iran’s “efforts to destabilize the region and aggression toward Israel.”