Apparently, if Israel should mount an airstrike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran would not only retaliate against it for attacking, but for another reason. To wipe out the Jewish state? Uh, no. Haaretz reports.

Speaking to the semi-official Mehr news agency, [Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad] Vahidi commented on the possibility of an Israeli strike, saying that if Israel tried to carry out its threats Iranian forces would “take revenge on this regime” for what Mehr called “years of atrocities” against “oppressed nations.”

The Iranian defense minister added that the “Zionist regime has not yet paid the price” for actions committed in the Gaza Strip, adding that the Islamic Republic would avenge Israel for its policies.

It’s nice to know that with Iran at loggerheads with Saudi Arabia and most of the Arab world, it still reserves a soft spot for Palestinians.

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