IRGC navy Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Fadavi told the semi-official Fars News Agency today that Iran makes no distinction between U.S. and Israeli interests and will retaliate against both countries if attacked.
"The Zionist regime separated from America has no meaning, and we must not recognize Israel as separate from America," said Gen. Fadavi. "On this basis, today only the Americans have taken a threatening stance towards the Islamic Republic," he said. "If the Americans commit the smallest folly they will not leave the region safely." (Fars News Agency/Reuters, 5 September)
Fadavi’s comments came after the White House denied an Israeli news report that it was negotiating with Tehran to keep out of a future Israel-Iran war.