Former Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan, presently a defense adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, said that if attacked, Iran will put America in “the garbage bin of history” and remove Israel from “the face of the earth.”
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported that Dehghan made the comments on June 20 in an interview on Al-Nujaba TV (Iraq).
“It has become clear that what is important to the (Americans) is to protect the lives of their soldiers, and the equipment in their bases in the region,” Dehghan said. “They know full well that most of those bases are within the range of our missiles, and that our military can totally obliterate those bases. They consider this even before they take into account the lives and property of their allies.”
“Trump proved once again that he is merely an agent of his administration’s interests, that a war in this region would not be a walk in the park, that the United States is by no means ready for war, and that it completely understands how strong Iran is,” Dehghan continued. “What we understand from the behavior of the Americans is that they fear very much the break out of a war in the region. They are not ready for this, and they cannot assemble an international coalition, because there is no U.N. resolution to begin with. They don’t have global legal consensus to do this.”
“Israel has realized that this war would not be a walk in the park. The flame of this war will move immediately to Israel,” Dehghan concluded. “Israel knows that Iran will erase its entity and uproot it from existence in case of a war. In my personal opinion, this war will not take place—not because America does not want war, but because Iran is strong enough to engage in confrontation. Iran would achieve a great victory, and America would find itself in the garbage bin of history. There would no longer be an Israel on the land of Palestine. We would totally erase it from the face of the earth.”
Dehghan’s remarks come as Iran, the world’s leading terrorist sponsor, has continued to escalate tensions in the Middle East by attacking multiple oil tankers and shooting down an American military drone.
Khamenei’s Defense Adviser Gen. Hossein Dehghan: If War Breaks Out, We will Erase Israel, Send America to the Garbage Bin of History pic.twitter.com/6DCugeXhFl
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) June 23, 2019