(Express) A top Iranian General has vowed to destroy Israel, warning “there will soon be no way to escape but the sea”, raising fears of a major outbreak of conflict in the volatile Middle East. The comments were made by Brigadier General Hossein Salami, second-in-command of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards force, during a speech to his troops in the city of Isfahan. Referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

Netanyahu, he said: “I tell the Prime Minister of the Zionist regime that he should practice swimming in the Mediterranean. “Because soon there will be no way to escape but the sea.” The Iranian regime consistently refers to the Israeli Government as “the Zionist regime” as a way of denying its legitimacy. General Salami went on to claim that Israel could be defeated by terror group Hezbollah, which Iran supports. READ MORE