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Iran threatens Israel retaliation

2013-03-21 17:41

Tehran - Iran will "annihilate" the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it comes under attack by the Jewish state, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Thursday.

"Every now and then the leaders of the Zionist regime threaten Iran with a military attack," Khamenei said in a live televised speech from the north-eastern holy city of Mashhad, referring to Israel.

"They should know that if they commit such a blunder, the Islamic republic will annihilate Tel Aviv and Haifa," he said.

Iran is said to possess ballistic missiles capable of reaching Israel. It also has close relations with Israel's foes in the region, including Lebanon's Hezbollah and Palestinian militants in the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip.

Khamenei spoke with little sign of an easing in Tehran's position in its confrontation with the West over its disputed nuclear programme of uranium enrichment.

Israel, widely believed to be the Middle East's sole but undeclared nuclear power, suspects that Tehran is seeking atomic arms, a fear shared by the US and Western powers, and has not ruled out a military strike.

Washington has also refused to rule out the military option, but insists it prefers a diplomatic solution to the nuclear stand-off.

US President Barack Obama in Israel on Wednesday accepted that the Jewish state would not cede its right to confront Iran's nuclear threat to the US.

Comments
  • Tom Du Plooy - 2013-03-21 17:54

    Iran stands no chance against Israel.

      john.thelps - 2013-03-21 18:01

      You and your cronies tried it before....you have a short memory...

      Tshepo Ally - 2013-03-21 18:09

      And how would you know?

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-21 18:32

      You just know that sooner or later then idiots are going to do something stupid and start a full scale war with Israel and the USA. If not them then North Korea... Just a matter of time...

      blk.dwn.3 - 2013-03-21 19:33

      Iran has never attacked anyone in how long ? It is Israel that is the aggressor, you people are idiots!

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 20:10

      Actually Umillo, it has happened many times, you are the one who seems blinded by propaganda.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 20:45

      When have Jews "threatened" you blacks? Your name does not seem to be a black one. Iran has repeatedly threatened Israel, you have the chain of events entirely mixed up.

      Larry - 2013-03-21 20:53

      Israel will reduce Tehran and other major cities to a smouldering mess, and iran knows this. Israel will attack nuclear sites only. If Iran retaliates against civilian population centres, Iran will be wiped out in a day. They know this and Israel knows this.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 20:58

      Nice try. http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE88N0HF20120924?irpc=932

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 21:20

      Now you are complaining of bigotry after saying that blacks should attack Jews and that Jews should leave "your country"? The hypocrisy is astounding.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 21:22

      Actually your now deleted post about blacks needing to attack Jews began the hostilities. Once again you confuse the chain of causation.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 21:48

      I was responding to blk's insult. Is that a problem for you? You said that Jews are threatening blacks and should be attacked, unsurprisingly your post was deleted.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 22:05

      Oh now I see it, ok. That doesn't change the content though. Good night.

  • Anthony Varekamp - 2013-03-21 17:56

    . These religious Iranian psychopaths, now and again,just want to remind us HOW crazy they are !!!

  • Nolan Krombein - 2013-03-21 18:00

    Watch out Israel - Iran used a big word (Annihilate). Now you're in really big trouble.

  • Carmen Duncan - 2013-03-21 18:00

    Israel is Divinely protected...

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 18:16

      How did Hezbollah defeat them? They suffered heavy losses and have been very quiet ever since.

      Donovan Hendricks - 2013-03-21 18:35

      @Joseph,Israel has never been defeated by the likes of hizbollah and hamas,and it aint never gonna happen,

      Cameron Renovatio Hart - 2013-03-21 18:51

      @joseph. Yes Israel got defeated so much so that the leader of hezbollah has been hiding in a cave like the rat he is since 2006.

      Jo - 2013-03-21 19:19

      LOL, defeated? The Islamist terrorist got their asses handed to them and they've been quiet ever since. Israel is God's nation, like it or not.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 20:17

      It seems to be a recurring attitude amongst certain commenters to be unable to handle dissenting views in the same country as them.

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 20:59

      What makes it your country? You seem to do plenty of pontificating here yourself, while having a large chip on your shoulder.

  • john.thelps - 2013-03-21 18:01

    You and your cronies tried it before....you have a short memory...

      Anthony Varekamp - 2013-03-21 18:13

      . Not as short as yours, you told us the same, 30 seconds ago !!!

  • Robert Frankol - 2013-03-21 18:04

    Apocalypse...

  • Joseph Motloung - 2013-03-21 18:06

    Iran has highly advance defense systems which put them at a great advantage over the demonic Zionist regime. They downed a number of high tech US drones. They blinded a highly advanced CIA satellite in orbit that was spying on Iran. Recently they released decoded images of the US drone that was downed and accurately traced its flight path. So basically Iran has the ability to annihilation this regime which DOESN'T EVEN NEED TO EXIST

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 18:17

      They also boasted about a fake jet fighter.

      Anthony Varekamp - 2013-03-21 18:38

      Joseph, You are fighting for the most radically intolerant and hateful ideology on the planet. ... You are already subjugated! You are already their useful idiots. You are already their tools. You are out here in their service. And you think your fight is for freedom. You are fighting for your own slavery! You are fighting for your own enslavement. You are fighting for the destruction of all the freedoms that you enjoy. You are fighting for the .. defeat of your own selves, of your own lives. You are slaves seeking slavery. ... You are the most foolish, you are the most evil, foolish people on Earth. Shame on you !!! (Robert Spenser)

      sxp - 2013-03-21 18:39

      Joseph, you should apply for a job at some military magazine. I am sure they can use a funny, or even idiotic piece for the humour section now and then.

      Jo - 2013-03-21 19:20

      Yeah, that was just embarrassing.

      Paulson Meziri - 2013-03-21 19:51

      This joseph must be ruthless from no where may be from d bush. Don't u believe that God fight his own battle, may he is one of the satanisms.

      Joseph Motloung - 2013-03-21 20:06

      The Islamic Republic is almost like our glorious Republic in that they don't threaten anyone. The speech from the DEAR Supreme leader states that if Iran attacked the demonic Zionist regime it will be in self defense. The Zionist have committed almost every crime known to mankind. They continue to build racist jewish settlements in the occupied territories of Palestine. They used white phosphorus in their operation cast lead attack on the defenseless people of Palestine. They have imposed a siege on the people of Gaza restricting essential goods such as medical supplies from reaching the people of Gaza. They encourage their settler citizens to launch racist attacks on the people of Palestine. Recently they fired into Syria from the Golan heights breaking a peace that has been in place for many years. They attacked in the most savage way a humanitarian flotilla in 2009 in a blatant defiance of all international norms. Just last year they invaded and attacked our brother state of Sudan, the attack was not even provoked. We would witness peace in that region if that regime seizes to exist

      Laritow Lara - 2013-03-21 20:11

      @ anthony..since when dyu tel pple they are slaves.So it goes your ancestors wher slave drivers bunch of paedopiles who dnt have a meaning in life.. I GuEs The NUmber Of WhiTe Folks In JhB..dating or marrying Slaves..says much to be desired..i Gues slaves hav it all hey ..YES GoD Was 100%Right to give U No Melanin..Ur Da evil ones..Ul never get my gene..ZeF

      Avremel Niselow - 2013-03-21 20:18

      Joseph, thanks for giving us so many laughs.

      Sihle Zondie - 2013-03-21 21:35

      Joseph,dont bother trying to educate these idiots.They only believe what they are fed by the media,which is controlled by the Westerns.Do your research 1st before ridiculing someones' comment

      Anthony Varekamp - 2013-03-21 22:02

      Laritow, ""Modern-day Leftists have an obsession with racism and fiercely attribute all racism to their political opponents and deny it in themselves ""

  • Sergio Oneness Pentecostal Williams - 2013-03-21 18:11

    so come says the bride!!!

  • sxp - 2013-03-21 18:38

    Ayatolliotic might just get to eat his words.

  • Donald Ronald - 2013-03-21 18:46

    @Joseph Motloung you don't know who protects Israel? Yahweh Himself Lord of Lords the All Mighty Lion of Judah. He who Has no beginning the author of life.

      Sergio Oneness Pentecostal Williams - 2013-03-21 19:19

      Ziyaad He is always there and He loves u, Donald we must accept that time is running out for this world so we need to say, come Lord Jesus come!

      Laritow Lara - 2013-03-21 19:44

      No..No Mr Donald..this Israel Ur refering to..iS The Stolen One..Jah Almighty Never dwells With The gentiles.who practice Judeo-paganism..=fake jews..moenie slap nie

      Joy Moloi - 2013-03-21 19:45

      Science proves that Jews existed 1500 years after the pyramids were built. This Yahweh is a big lie, where was he when 6 million Jews were killed. Instead of trusting in a myth trust in the air power that Israel has. No country in the middle east can withstand the Israeli Air Force. Yahweh has been defeated before, a lot of times actually

      Joy Moloi - 2013-03-21 19:58

      Yahweh is not the only useless god, all gods are useless. They are only powerful in their books of fantasy

      Laritow Lara - 2013-03-21 20:55

      @ joy..u must have bin on Nyaope drug..My GoD has a capital letter G..He Possesses Melanin..Period! Those Who denounce my post are the true descendants of the god Baal..bleTty Fakes..

  • richard.young.1253236 - 2013-03-21 19:13

    Israel's missile defence shield of Arrow and Patriot anti-missile missiles have a very high probability of protecting its cities. A missile strike by Iran on Israel will result in a calamitous retaliation which might result in the aggressor's destruction and the end of the Persian empire. Good riddance.

  • Wishfull Abraham - 2013-03-21 19:17

    These 2 just talk and talk,israel wana attack but don't end up doing so,come on attack I wana sit back and watch this one,its gona b a long hard battle for either sides,so israel so talking, Start attacking,unless u scared

      Larry - 2013-03-21 20:57

      It will be over in 24 hours.

      richard.young.1253236 - 2013-03-22 08:26

      It's not going to be a long hard battle, but a very short one. The use of nuclear weapons would be regrettable.

  • gratton.rush - 2013-03-21 20:06

    Come Lord for it is written in the sacred scriptures that every knee shall bow and eovery tongue confess that you are Lord. Please make it happen take your young chicks into the pinion of your wings and flatten these arrogant anti Christs.

      Joy Moloi - 2013-03-21 20:17

      Rush you so going to hell, you just condemned me. You just judged me, aren't those sins ? Your lord is gonna punish both of us.

  • Leon Schwenk - 2013-03-21 20:18

    joseph you are the head moron of all morons. i think you need to dig a deep hole and bury your head in it, you live in a fantasy world

  • Jan Crafford - 2013-03-21 21:38

    Iran is already an economic mess because of sanctions against it's crazy regime.Israel and the USA will wipe Iran from the map if they try anything.

  • AndrĂ© Smit - 2013-03-22 07:42

    Different nations have been trying for thousands of years to wipe the jews of the face of the planet without success. To make a statement like this is rather illogical seeing that Israel has state of the art defense systems, and after all these millenia of warring, have probably got waging war down to a fine art.

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