Top Iranian commander says Israel ‘must be annihilated’

Top Iranian commander says Israel ‘must be annihilated’

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Cultural and Social Affairs, said in an interview that Iran could easily defeat Saudi Arabia, threatened to overrun American military bases in the Middle East and said Israel "must be annihilated."

In an interview that was originally conducted on 28 December by the Iraqi television network Al-Nujab, but translated only Wednesday by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Naqdi said that the “Islamic revolution in Iran will not back down” from the goal of bringing defeat to Israel.

Naqdi, a former head of the Basij militia, said that there is no doubt that Israel must be “annihilated and destroyed” while adding that neither Russia nor any other country could intermediate.

“We were, we are, and we will continue to be the soldiers of Imam Khamenei until our last breath and until the last drop of our blood. I myself will hoist the flag of the Islamic Revolution in Jerusalem, Allah willing,” the general said.

He also dismissed the possibility of a US attack in Iran: “America will not launch a war against Iran,” he told the interviewer. “If it does — a possibility that I rule out — we will destroy all its military bases in the region. We currently stand before the gates and barbed wire [surrounding those bases], and if they make a wrong move, we will cross those barbed wire fences.”

General called Saudi Arabia’s military capabilities “very laughable.” “We have a Farsi proverb that goes, ‘You cannot compare an ant to an elephant.’ Saudi Arabia is incapable of controlling even its domestic front. It uses fighter planes to bomb small neighborhoods in Saudi Arabia. I believe that Saudi Arabia is much weaker than you might think.



If we gave the order to a division in any of our 30 provinces, it would be able to defeat and destroy Saudi Arabia. It’s true that Saudi Arabia has many advanced weapons, but it cannot face an army like Iran’s.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said American sanctions are putting pressure on Iran and its people, yet in comments posted on his website he added that “Iran will overcome sanctions, slap the US in the face again.” 

The remarks came as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq, stating that the US would double down on commercial and diplomatic efforts in the coming weeks to “put real pressure on Iran,” according to the Times of Israel.

The United States withdrew from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018. After the move, Washington opted to re-impose a series of sanctions against Tehran that had been lifted under the agreement.

The first package of US trade restrictions came into force in August. Later, in early November, Washington expanded its sanctions, targeting core sectors of Iran’s economy.


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  • This commment is unpublished.
    DontWatchTV · 8 months ago
    This article is dubious.

    Middle East Media Research Institute is co-founded by Yigal Camron--an Israeli Intelligence Officer and Counter-Terrorism advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers--and by Meyrav Wurmser "is an Israeli- American neoconservative political executive. She is married to Swiss-American David Wurmser, former Middle East Adviser to US Vice President Dick Cheney. She was formerly a Senior Fellow at the US think tank, the Hudson Institute" (Wikipedia)
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    Candace Hathaway · 8 months ago
    I have no motherfucking clue how to use this website. I know I can't possibly be the only one.
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    Jay · 8 months ago
    That sure is big talk for such a little guy.
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    Blagostwin · 8 months ago
    Iran slap us in the face? The only slaping they’ve ever done is take innocent Americans hostage. Pretty cowardly if you ask me.
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    Yo Daddy · 8 months ago
    Sure would solve alot of problems.......
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    Guest · 8 months ago
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    Sherlock · 8 months ago
    For 2,000 years Jews have waged war on Jesus Christ and HIS message of peace.
    At every opportunity they led pogroms against CHRISTians.
    ANTI: a prefix meaning “against,” “opposite of,” "opposing," “antiparticle of,” antibody; antifreeze; antiknock, antidemocratic ........ ANTICHRIST).
    What is more ANTI-Christ than:
    (1) to crucify Him .... Under Roman Law the Jews could not impose a death sentence so TWICE they dragged Christ before Pilate demanding His crucifixion until Pilate grudgingly "Washed his hands" . Jesus was crucified by the Romans AT THE INSISTANCE of the Temple Priests who threatened "NO Crucifixion, NO Peace" Sound familiar?
    Jesus was a HEREM (excommunicated) Jew ... the Priests could not push for a death sentence on a "Jew in good standing".
    JUDAS ISCARIOT was a Jew ..... in good standing with the Tribe.
    (2) Immediately send many agents of the Priests (SAULof Tarsus was ONE) to kill His followers.
    (3) Inspire such fear of being murdered by the Priests that the first Christian church was hidden in a cave
    (4) Instigate pogroms against His followers throughout the Roman world,
    (5) spit everytime you see a cross for 2,000 years,
    (6) under the cloak of Communist Bolseviks they HOLOCAUST 66MILLION Christians Here is a breakdown and a listing of the Jew Bolsheviks
    TODAY ISIS(rael) is behind the genocidal invasion of Christian Europe.
    (7) Today they use "front groups" like the ACLU, ADL, SPLC, to attack Nativities and any other symbol of Christ they can.
    The essence of Judaism is vengeance, the essence of Christianity is forgiveness. They are Polar OPPOSITES.
    Jews ARE the ANTI-Christ
    'Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Messiah.He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son" 1John2:22.
    "christian.zionism" is a mental illness. You cannot worship a Peace god and a War god at the same time.
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      Dan · 8 months ago
      I have a friend on lithium. It seems to help him control the voices. Guessing it would help you too.
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    Sherlock · 8 months ago
    The sight of the “STAR of DEATH” sends a frightening and offensive message to ALL NON-Jews.
    The "STAR of DEATH" represents the ORIGINAL "Nazis", the perpetrators of the FIRST holocaust: FUNNY that everything they claim the nazis did is an EXACT COPY of their own book..
    Deuteronomy 7:16, 20:16 “And thou shalt consume all the peoples which the Lord thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them…thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth.”

    Numbers c.5 v.2-4
    Leviticus c.20 v.13 well, really the whole chapter
    Exodus c.32 v.27
    Numbers c.11 v.1-2
    Numbers c.16 all
    Numbers c.21 v.5-6
    Numbers v.26 v.10
    KILL anyone who engages in "DIVERSITY" or "INTEGRATION"
    Numbers v25 v.4-8
    Deuteronomy c.14 v.2
    a very brief selection, many more in THEIR book.
    Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
    Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
    Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
    Numbers c.31 all Midianites
    Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
    Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
    Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE
    Numbers c.21 v.25
    Numbers c.32 v.39
    Numbers c.33 v.53
    (just to name a FEW)
    Numbers c.33 v.31-34
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.12 v.28-30
    Deuteronomy c.20 v.11-16
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.1
    Jews SELF-anointed "The CHOSEN People of GOD"
    Nazis SELF-anointed "The CHOSEN People of GENETICS".
    TODAY Israel states that it is creating "A PURE Jewish State"
    YESTERDAY the Nazis were creating "A PURE German State"
    And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword . . . (Joshua 6:21)
    For modern day reinforcement of these "rules" research/google "the KINGS TORAH"
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    Guest · 8 months ago
    Iran is full of baloney. It is Russia who eventually comes down out of the mountains (on horse back....the Russian Cossacks) to attack Israel.

    Russia also knows that God's angels are prepared to meet the Cossacks and annihilate them. The angels already have their instructions.

    Any other country care to meet the same fate? ha-ha-ha.
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      Sherlock · 8 months ago
      “And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.” —Judges 1:19 Yeah ---- YAHWEH had his ass kicked by IRON chariots .
      Yes, God punishes people for messing with Israel, which is why Rome lasted for centuries , after destroying Israel. Apparently God is either lazy or really slow to get around to vengeance. The ROMAN GOD wiped out Israel for TWO THOUSAND YEARS and it only came back now as an artificial creation of the United Nations.
      Egypt, Hittites, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Sassanids, the Caliphate, Seljuks, Crusaders, Saladin. Ottomans, ALL conquered "invincible" Israel ALL have equal claim and most have GREATER claim to Palestine.
      If GOD wanted the Jews in Palestine he would not THROW THEM OUT everytime they go there.
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        Brett · 8 months ago
        You assume too much. you don't even know who Israel is .
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    Hal Turner · 8 months ago
    what else is new
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    jack russell · 8 months ago
    Hal.. I call Bovine excrement
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      Sherlock · 8 months ago
      Did Bovine answer?