|Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Vahidi (loves flowers)|
(JPost) An Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities will result in "the collapse" of the Jewish state, Iranian state-run Press TV quoted Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Ahmad Vahidi as saying on Saturday.
“The Zionist regime is on the verge of dissolution… a military attack by the Zionist regime will undoubtedly lead to the collapse of this regime,” the Press TV website quoted Vahidi as saying.
Press TV's characteristically awkward translation continued: “Israeli officials’ remarks about launching an attack against Iran are ridicules [sic].”
According to Press TV, Vahidi made the comments on Thursday, a day ahead of the UN nuclear watchdog's latest report on the Iranian nuclear program.