Iran's top general on Wednesday rejected Israel's threat of military strikes as an act of "desperation" after Tehran's charm offensive to repair ties with the West.
"Today the choice of military option is rusted, old and blunt. It is put on a broken table that lacks stability," said armed forces chief-of-staff Hassan Firouzabadi, quoted by Fars news agency. "Such remarks stem out of desperation," he said, slamming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "warmonger". (AFP)