‘We Will Raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the Ground’ (VIDEO)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today that Iran would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it came under attack from Israel. Khamenei made the comments during a televised address marking the Iranian New Year.
“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 Khamenei said.
Referring to direct talks the U.S. to resolve the nuclear dispute, Khamenei said he was not optimistic about such talks, but is not opposed to it either.
“I am not optimistic about these talks. Why? Because our past experiences show that talks for the American officials do not mean for us to sit down and reach a logical solution ... What they mean by talks is that we sit down and talk until Iran accepts their viewpoint.” Khamenei said. “Iran only wants its enrichment right, which is its natural right, to be recognized by the world.” (IRNA, 21 March)