Iranian officials continue to verbally attack Israel and wish for its destruction.
On Thursday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they envisage a Jerusalem in 25 years from now when “no Israel would be present on the map," Haaretz reported.
The Iranian military organization made the remarks in a statement quoted by Iran's Mehr news agency.
The Revolutionary Guards also said the organization had devoted “37 years of unremitting support for Palestine” during Ramadan.
“Liberation of the beloved Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians from under the occupation of Zionists by the courage provided by the Islamic Revolution and a globalized approach to systematically fighting dominance and Zionism on International Quds Day, have bestowed upon Resistance Front strength and unflagging spirit which had made of Resistance an iron fist against any compromise with illegitimate regime of criminal Zionists,” the statement said, according to Haaretz.
Iranians were urged to protest and “show again that Palestine is the first and foremost issue of the Islamic world and evil plots of the Zionists as well as the dominance in rendering a ‘new Middle East’ will be aborted by the waves of Palestinian intifada, which promises now that by 25 future years, there will be no Israel on the map of the world, as the Leader of the Islamic Revolution once had famously predicted.”
The remarks, of course, are nothing new, as calls for Israel's destruction are a regular occurrence in Iran.
In May, a senior Iranian military commander threatened Israel and claimed that his country can destroy the Jewish state “in less than eight minutes”.
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in the past threatened to "annihilate" the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa.
In March, the Supreme Leader ruled out his country having ties with the United States or “the Zionist regime” – that is, Israel – claiming he had proof that the United States was planning a coup in Iran.
Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said in 2005 that Israel should be “wiped off the map”.