Khamenei: Iran will destroy Tel Aviv, Haifa if attacked


"At times the officials of the Zionist regime (Israel) threaten to launch a military invasion but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in an address Thursday as US President Barack Obama was addressing Israeli students in Jerusalem. Alluding to what he described as Iran’s scientific and military advances, he said: "This vibrant nation will never be brought to its knees." Khamenei also called for Iran's "natural right" to enrich uranium for nuclear energy to be recognized by the world.

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