Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s top aid today told a group of supporters that the Iranian regime can destroy Israel in one week.
YNet News reported:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, said Wednesday that if Israel attacked Iran it would be destroyed within a week.
Speaking at a political conference of ultra-conservatives in Iran’s north, Mashaei said, “If the Zionist regime attacks Iran, the Zionists will have no longer than a week to live.”
The semi-official Fars news agency quoted him as saying that the Islamic Republic would destroy Israel “in less than 10 days”.
Mashaei, who was also formerly a vice president, added that new sanctions to be imposed on Iran for its nuclear program would only harm Western countries.