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Iran and Israel trade threats of destruction

Iran and Israel trade threats of destruction

One banner read: "Much to the dismay of America, the revolution has reached its 40th year".

Tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers have been smouldering in recent years over Israeli lobbying to get the United States to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, and continued Israeli airstrikes in Syria, which Israel claims target Iranian forces and military installations.

Iran displayed its ballistic missile capabilities during a parade, including the Zolfaqar, a ground-to-ground missile with a 700 km (435 miles) range and the Qiam, with a range of 800 km, according to Tasnim news agency.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Iranians they should resist a "conspiracy" involving Washington. "They must leave the region", said Brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Iranians march towards Azadi Square during Monday's rally.

Trump said he envisioned keeping US troops in Iraq "because I want to be able to watch Iran" during an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS News that aired February 3. "It has been moving forward over the past 40 years and making Iran stronger".

The crowd of demonstrators in the rallies paid tribute to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, under whose leadership the revolutionary movements triumphed over the despotic regime of Pahlavi on February 11, 1979. As The Times of Israel notes, "t$3 op political and military leaders in Iran regularly call for Israel's annihilation", so Javani's paean to his regime's genocidal ambitions is not at all unprecedented.

He also blasted a US "conspiracy" against the country, saying, "The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran. means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives".




Another Iranian official warned that his country would destroy cities in Israel if the United States attacked Iran.

He said, "We will not let America become victorious.Iranian people have and will have some economic difficulties but we will overcome the problems by helping each other".

In January, President Hassan Rouhani said his country was experiencing its worst economic crisis since the overthrow of the Shah.

In the tweets Trump said: '40 years of corruption.

"The United States does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us despite all its defensive and military assets. They should take this into account", Netanyahu said in a warning to his country's archfoe.

Washington and its Arab allies have viewed Iran with great suspicion since the Islamic Revolution, fearing Khomeini's radical ideology would inspire militants across the Middle East. "I am not ignoring the threats of the Iranian regime, but nor I am impressed by them", he said.

Today, Iran enjoys influence through proxies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, raising concerns in Sunni Saudi Arabia, which accuses its rival of trying to dominate the Middle East. Tehran denies the allegations.