Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, yesterday threatened Israel saying if Tel Aviv "does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination".
"We announce that if Israel does anything to start a new war, it will obviously be the war that will end with its elimination, and the occupied territories will be returned. The Israelis will not have even a cemetery in Palestine to bury their own corpses," Salami was quoted as saying.
Salami's remarks came after Israel's latest assault on Iranian positions in Syria carried out last week.
"Our strategy is to erase Israel from the global political map. And it seems that, considering the evil that Israel is doing, it is bringing itself closer to that," Salami said.