The chief of Iranian Air Force says his forces are “impatient and ready” to fight against Israel in order to destroy the Jewish state, remarks that came just hours after Israeli jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria.
A news website affiliated with Iran’s state television, YJC.ir, quoted Gen. Aziz Nassirzadeh as saying that the Air Force’s “young generation are impatient and ready for a fight against the Zionist regime to wipe it off the Earth.”
Nassirzadeh spoke during a visit to the Air Force’s academy after pre-dawn Israeli strikes on Monday.
Israel said the targets included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp and were in response to a rocket that Iranian forces fired toward Israel on Sunday.
Iranian officials repeatedly vow to annihilate Israel.