Iran’s president threatens swift demise for Israel should it attack his country

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has warned that should Israel launch a direct military strike on his country, it would be overwhelmed by the immediate response and destroyed.

‘Iran’s power today is within the country, and Iran’s power in the region is of an unmistakable magnitude,’ said Raisi in an interview with Lebanon’s pro-Hezbollah Al Mayadeen network, aired Tuesday.

‘The first blunder and step made by the Zionist entity will be its last, and there will no longer be this thing called the Zionist entity to even take another step,’ he added. ‘We have said and announced this in various forums, and they know very well that we are serious about this view, this step, and this decision.’

Raisi is set to visit Damascus on Wednesday at the official invitation of the Syrian president against the backdrop of a rapprochement between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, and increased Arab engagement with Damascus…”

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