Israel will be destroyed in 30 minutes if Iran is attacked by the US, politician warns
The United States and the Middle East have had a rocky relationship for as long as most people can remember. As of recent, President Donald Trump has had several clashes with Iran, resulting in an ongoing tension between the two countries. Unsure why? Here's what you may have missed...
"So, they shot down an unmanned drone. And, they claim it was over their territory, which it wasn't, but they would say that, so on top of it, they'll say, unmanned and over their territory, then we go in."
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But Trump called off the ready planes and ships after learning that 150 people could have been killed if a strike was to occur. Monday's interview aired on Fox News just hours before it was revealed that Iran had violated their 2015 nuclear deal with the United States, exceeding their limit of stockpiled uranium.
This news heightened tensions, though the US withdrew from the treaty last year. All this goes to say that both countries have way more nuclear uranium than they're supposed to. And that's never a sentence you want to hear, especially when it seems like they're ready to use it all.
Now, Mojtaba Zolnour, the chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, has told the Mehr news agency on Monday that "If the US attacks [Iran], only half an hour will remain of Israel's lifespan."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has confirmed that he believes the US is a serious threat:
"The US government over the last two years, violating all the international structures and rules and using its economic, financial and military resources, has taken an aggressive approach and presents a serious risk to stability in the region and the world."
The fact that Iran is willing to obliterate Israel if the US attacks is a terrifying prospect, and there's no telling what its potential outcome might be. As for the US's reaction to these comments, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said:
"Maximum pressure on the Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action. The regime must end its nuclear ambitions and its malign behavior."