On Saturday, a senior member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Mojtaba Zonour, threatened to retaliate against the United States and Israel if “the enemy” made any “mistake.” The threat comes after the Trump administration officially put Iran on notice for test firing ballistic missiles, which they are forbidden to do.
“The US army’s fifth fleet has occupied a part of Bahrain, and the enemy’s farthest military base is in the Indian Ocean but these points are all within the range of Iran’s missile systems and they will be razed to the ground if the enemy makes a mistake,” Zonour said.
He then went on to say that if the enemy fires against Iran, the Islamic Republic will immediately retaliate with a missile to Tel Aviv. Zonour added that a missile from Iran to the Israeli city would only take seven minutes to get there.
“And only 7 minutes is needed for the Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv,” he said.
A Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) told reporters on Sunday that Iran’s military is more than capable of taking on any threat.
“Knowing the capabilities of our Armed Forces, I am to ensure you that foreign threats cannot do us any harm,” General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said.
The IRGC General also stated that Iran’s readiness comes after the United States officially put Iran “on notice” last week for test firing ballistic missiles.
Hajizadeh said the United States words were “a pretext to show their animosity towards us; we are making round-the-clock efforts to defend our country’s security and if the enemy dares to make any mistake our roaring missiles will land on them.”