Iranian Ambassador to Bahrain Hossein Amirabdolahian has slammed Israel's threats of waging a war against Iran, saying such remarks stem from fear of annihilation. "Israel's psychological warfare derives from intimidation. Tel Aviv does not dare to launch any strike against the Islamic Republic," Fars news agency quoted Amirabdolahian as saying in a meeting with Bahrain's Parliament Speaker Khalifa Ahmad al-Zahrani on Wednesday.
"Should Israel make the slightest act of aggression, it will receive a firm and crushing response," he added.
The Iranian envoy highlighted that stability and security in the region are the Islamic Republic's top priorities and that the establishment of peace hinges on regional states.
According to Amirabdolahian, Western powers are trying hard to prevent the forging of close bonds between regional countries as they pursue their own benefits in the Middle East. "The United States and its allies profit most by triggering regional rift, instability and cynicism," the top Iranian diplomat noted.