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Iran Says Israeli Threats Sign Of 'Weakness And Impotence'

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi. File photo

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Monday dismissed a threat by Israel’s foreign minister about a possible bombing of Iran as a sign of “weakness and impotence”.

Abba Mousavi told reporters in Tehran that the Islamic Republic will respond “with a crushing blow” to “any aggression or foolhardy action”, to make the perpetrator regret it.

Israel’s foreign minister Yisrael Katz had told the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, on Saturday that "An Israeli attack on Iran is an existing possibility that is under discussion”.

On Sunday Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett also warned Iran against its continued military presence in Syria, saying that Syria could become “Iran’s Vietnam”.

Syria is believed to have repeatedly targeted Iranian forces and Iran-backed fighters in Syria with air strikes. It has warned Iran to stay away from its borders and has hit convoys transporting weapons and alleged missile parts to Hezbollah in Lebanon.