IRGC Commander: Israel unable to pose threat to Iran

FNA- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Israel is unable to endanger Iran due to the latter’s high deterrence power.

“Today the Islamic Republic has gone beyond the boundaries of deterrence against Israel and has removed it from the level of a threat and it is no more as dangerous as a threat; this threat is balanced with Hezbollah (resistance group in Lebanon), and Hezbollah has the superior hand in this balance and is more powerful than the Zionist regime,” General Salami said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Monday.

Stressing that any new war between Israel and another party, including Hezbollah, threatens the regime’s survival, he said, “This shows the US serious decline in (prolonging) the Zionist regime’s survival.”

In relevant remarks in November, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that any new war in the region will lead to the annihilation of the Zionist regime.

“It is a proven claim that today we say any new war will lead to the eradication of the Zionist regime. They have seen a part of the resistance front’s power during the 33-day and 22-day wars and today that the great resistance front has been formed, this word has been proven,” General Jafari told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.

“The fate of the resistance front is interwoven and they all stand united and if Israel attacks a part of it, the other component of the front will help it (the attacked part),” he added.

General Jafari warned that Lebanon is Israel’s first target, and said therefore the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group should be armed against it to maintain security in Lebanon.

“This issue is not negotiable and the entire Lebanese nation, except a number of little puppet groups, support Hezbollah’s weapon,” he added.