Iran threatens: Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the US attacks Iran
Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.
“If the U.S. attacks us, only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan,” Mojtaba Zolnour, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said.
The threat comes amid escalating tensions in the region, with President Donald Trump last week saying he had been close to launching a strike on Iran after its forces shot down a US surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz.
The US Air Force said Friday that it had deployed its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, to the region for the first time to “defend American forces and interests.”
Earlier today, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran has exceeded the limit on the amount of enriched uranium in its stockpile set out in the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, defying a warning by European co-signatories to stick to the deal despite US sanctions.