Iran's Revolutionary Guards: In 25 Years Israel Will No Longer Be on the Map

Iran's news agency Mehr quotes the military leaders as renewing threats against the Jewish state couched as a show of solidarity with Palestinians for Ramadan.

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ARCHIVE - In this photo released by the semi-official Iranian Mehr News Agency, Revolutionary Guards personnel watch the launch of a Zelzal missile during military maneuvers. June 28, 2011.Credit: AP

Iran's Revolutionary Guards envisage a Jerusalem in 25 years from now when “no Israel would be present on the map," the military organization said in a statement, according to the Iranian news agency.

The latest threat by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC, came in a statement carried by MEHR news agency, claiming the organization had devoted “37 years of unremitting support for Palestine” during Ramadan.

“Liberation of the beloved Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians from under the occupation of Zionists by the courage provided by the Islamic Revolution and a globalized approach to systematically fighting dominance and Zionism on International Quds Day, have bestowed upon Resistance Front strength and unflagging spirit which had made of Resistance an iron fist against any compromise with illegitimate regime of criminal Zionists,” the statement said. 

Iranian’s were urged to protest and “show again that Palestine is the first and foremost issue of the Islamic world and evil plots of the Zionists as well as the dominance in rendering a ‘new Middle East’ will be aborted by the waves of Palestinian intifada, which promises now that by 25 future years, there will be no Israel on the map of the world, as the Leader of the Islamic Revolution once had famously predicted.

In 2011 the Revolutionary Guards threatened Israel with how "Iran would bung Israel into the trash bin of history," were the Jewish state to attack Iran’s nuclear sites.

Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in 2005 that Israel  should be “wiped off the map” a remark often cited as a key motive by Israel for a subsequent push to put breaks on the Islamic country’s nuclear program.