On a Sunday when Iran’s regime put out a series of declarations on the Middle East, the Revolutionary Guards offered the most provocative warning: “arming [Palestine’s] West Bank will soon start to turn the region into a hell for the Zionists”.
The deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami, told State TV on Sunday, “The US cannot provide security coverage for the Zionist regime since the entire occupied Palestinian territories can be targeted by the overlapping fire power of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.”
Iranian officials, including the Supreme Leader, have called for the arming of Palestinians in both the West Bank and the Gaza, especially since this summer’s 50-day war between Israel and Gaza.
Salami talked about the plans, asserting, “The West Bank Palestinians will not abandon their cause. One day, in a not far future, the West Bank will turn into a hell for the Zionists’ security, and the sons of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will grow united.”
Elsewhere, the regime’s top officials used the visit of the UN envoy on Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, to put out a series of statements over the Iraqi crisis and the Middle East.
The Supreme Leader’s top foreign policy aide, Ali Akbar Velayati, claimed that “certain regional and Western countries” were supporting the jihadist Islamic State and called on the UN to identify them.
Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian alleged, “Tthe US intends a military return and redeployment in Iraq rather than [a] focus on the fight against the Islamic State.”
And Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif pledged that Tehran will host an international conference on violence and extremism in the “near-future”.
By EA WorldView
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