Iran threatened to launch pre-emptive action against Israel Tuesday in the event of an attack on its nuclear facilities.
Mohammed Hejazi, the deputy head of Iran’s armed forces, hinted that Tehran could order proxy militant groups in Gaza and Lebanon to fire rockets into Israel.
“We are no longer willing to wait for enemy action to be launched against us,” he told Iran’s Fars news agency. “Our strategy now is that we will make use of all means to protect our national interests. We enjoy the ability to show them all types of confrontation in case of a foolish act by the Zionist regime.”