Israel issues a powerful warning …

Awesome: See How Israel Just Flexed Its Military Muscle In A Powerful Warning To Iran

The “Crocodile” reportedly has a mean set of lethal teeth.

Image Credit: Washington Free Beacon

Even as the U.S.-led negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions continue — with Secretary of State John Kerry doing all he can to strike a deal — the commander of an Iranian militia has renewed his country’s call for the annihilation of Israel.

The Times of Israel reports: “The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is ‘nonnegotiable,’ according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday.”

So it’s no wonder that — faced with this continuing existential threat from a nation with which Western powers are intent on coming to terms — Israel would show off one of the latest and potentially most lethal weapons in its defense arsenal.

The Washington Free Beacon notes that the Israeli navy has hosted military reporters on a tour of its newest submarine, “part of an underwater fleet reportedly armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles that will serve as Israel’s major deterrent against a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic.”

The INS Tanin is reportedly undergoing final tests in advance of its deployment as Israel’s “second strike” force, to be activated in retaliation for a nuclear attack.

In English, Tanin means “Crocodile,” and the fearsome teeth in this beast are said to be nuclear-tipped cruise missiles with a range of close to 1,000 miles.

Image Credit: YNet News

Ironically, according to the Free Beacon report, sophisticated new Israeli submarines have either been fully paid for or heavily subsidized by Germany.

“Ostensibly, this was because of revelations after the first Gulf War in 1991 that German firms had assisted Iraq in modernizing its missile arsenal, which was used to target Israel. It was widely believed that guilt stemming from the Holocaust also played a part in Germany’s decision.”

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