A top IRGC commander says Tehran has sent a message to Israel, warning the Zionist regime against escalating the ongoing tension in the region.
In a Friday address to a large crowd of people on International Quds Day in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said the Israeli regime thought that backed by the US and Britain, it can frighten the resistance front without being punished for its crimes.
“The Israeli regime threatened that if Iran responds to the T-4 base attack, it will put an end to the Syrian establishment but the Islamic Republic responded to the attack by firing tens of missiles and sent this message to the regime explicitly that if they decide to fire back, Iran will raze to the ground Tel Aviv,” Salami revealed on Friday.
“As you see, they were shut up and have not dared to make any damn move so far,” he was quoted as saying in a report by Tasnim News Agency.
Back in April, two Israeli F-15 war planes carried out strikes on Syria’s T-4 base near Homs in Central Syria. Several Iranian advisors werr killed in the attacks. Russia’s Defence Ministry said Israel conducted the strikes from Lebanese air space, and Syrian air defence systems shot down five out of eight missiles. Israel had previously accused Damascus of allowing Iran to set up a complex at the base to supply arms to its ally, Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
General Salami further said the back to back travels by Israeli official around the world to garner support for Israel against Iran indicate how deeply they are frightened by Iran’s regional power.
He noted that the enemies have done whatever in their power against the Islamic Republic over the past four decades and added none of the current plots by the US and its allies against Iran is as strong and nasty as those in the past.
Elsewhere in his remarks, General Salami said the efforts by the enemies to politically isolate Iran have all ended up in failure over the past decades.
“Now they have begun new rounds of efforts to isolate us in economic area but their efforts will come to failure again because the great nation of Iran will stand firmly against their plots,” he said.
He then underlined that the Zionist regime is not only a threat to Palestine but also the whole Islamic world.
“The Zionist entity has been established to extend the US political and security geography in the region,” he said.