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Khamenei: Iran will destroy Tel Aviv if attacked

March 21, 2013 15:36

Iran's Supreme Leader says Islamic Republic would destroy Tel Aviv, Haifa if Israel launches a military attack against it.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei 311 (R). (photo credit:Ho New / Reuters)

DUBAI - Iran's most powerful authority said the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel launched a military attack against it.

"At times the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) threaten to launch a military invasion but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during an address, broadcast live on state television.

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Israel has threatened military action against Iran unless it abandons nuclear activities which the West suspects are intended to develop nuclear weapons, allegations Tehran denies.

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Khamenei also took to his official Twitter account to express his thoughts on Israel's threats to Iran:

He also posted on his Twitter account:

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