Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s second-in-command, made the remarks in Khomeinishahr in Isfahan province on Friday.
He also hailed the anti-Israeli resistance front in regional countries such as Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
Inspired by Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, known as Hashed al-Sha’abi, has at its disposal a major public force, the IRGC commander said.
Similarly, a strong grassroots volunteer force has been formed in Syria while the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has turned into a “nightmare for the Zionists,” he added.
Salami further noted that “the flames of the Islamic Revolution are burning bright in Yemen.” He said the political, cultural and naval dominance of the US along the coasts of the Red Sea is being challenged by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters who as representatives of the Islamic establishment are trying to win back their homeland from the enemy.
Elsewhere in his comments, Salami stressed that using the military option against Iran is a “shattered and dead and buried dream” for the enemies as the Islamic Republic is capable of responding to the enemy “at any level required.”
In recent years, Iran has broken new grounds with regard to its defense capability and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.