Tehran, Aug. 19 (ANI): A senior Iranian commander has said that a possible Israeli airstrike against his country's nuclear facilities is 'welcome' because this would give Iran a reason to retaliate and 'get rid of' the Jewish state 'forever'.
The comments were made by General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard's air force.
According to Fox News, Hajizadeh said that if there is Israeli strike, Iran's response would be 'swift, decisive and destructive'.
At the same time, he also said that Israeli threats of a strike are just part of a psychological war against Iran, the report added.
According to the report, Israel considers Iran an existential threat because of its suspected nuclear program.
Iran has denied seeking atomic weapons, saying its uranium enrichment is for peaceful purposes only, the report added. (ANI)