October 18, 2012 - 19:04 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Israeli President Shimon Peres called on world leaders to encourage the Iranian people to rise up against and overthrow the Ayatollan regime.
"We would all be happy if the Iranian regime were to fall from the high and dangerous tree that it has climbed up," Peres told Army Radio.
"Of course, we must also encourage the Iranian nation to return to itself," he added, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The comments came as Iranian leaders warned that the downfall of both Israel and the U.S. was imminent.
Deputy Commander of the Revolutionary Guard Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami said Israel was highly vulnerable to an Iranian military attack.
“Following the infiltration of Hezbollah’s drone into the [airspace of the] occupied lands, the Zionist regime came to the understanding that such psychological warfare has not yielded any result but instead led to the strengthening of the determination of its enemies and now the Islamic Revolution has the upper hand over the Zionist regime,” Salami said.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the impending downfall of the "U.S. empire," blaming the collapse on a combination of the country's massive debt and its loss of legitimacy within the international community.
“How long can a government with a $16,000 trillion foreign debt remain a world power?” he asked at a press conference with Kuwaiti media representatives. "The Americans have injected their paper wealth into the world economy and today the aftermaths and negative effects of their pseudo-wealth have plagued them.”