Senior IRGC commander cautions Israel it cannot survive war with Iran


A senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander has played down the Israeli regime’s occasional threats of war with Iran, saying Tel Aviv is well aware that initiating a confrontation will only bring its annihilation forward.

Speaking at a ceremony on Thursday, Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, praised the growth in Iran’s military capabilities, which he said had prompted the enemies to make attempts at limiting the country’s defense power.

“That the enemies say ‘let’s negotiate missiles,” or that the Islamic Republic’s drones have turned into a thorn in the enemies’ side, and they (the enemies) say ‘we have to put restrictions on them (missiles),’ is indicative of our power,” Hajizadeh said.

“Today, the security of the country is exemplary and we do not need to talk about our [military] capabilities, [even though] the enemies say ‘let’s talk about missiles today’ more than enough,” Hajizadeh said.

Hajizadeh said Iran’s enemies have tried in vain for many years to impose arms embargoes on the Islamic Republic in order to prevent the Iranian military from advancing.

Throughout the years, Iran has managed to make substantial progress in its military sector. The Islamic Republic has succeeded in domestically producing missiles, drones, aircraft, tanks, submarines, and other military hardware.

The Islamic Republic has, on countless occasions, reassured other countries, especially the neighboring ones, that its military power is merely intended for defensive purposes and does not pose any threat to them.

Nevertheless, the United States and its allies have tried to coerce Tehran into negotiations with the aim of restricting the country’s capabilities, while at the same time selling billions of dollars worth of weapons and military hardware to some other regional countries.

Hajizadeh added that although Iran has no shortcoming in the missile field, the country still faces a number of problems in other areas, including the economy.

“Today, with God’s grace, we have reached good points in the field of defense, military and security, and under such security, we must get actively involved in other areas and resolve problems one after another,” the general added.

‘Iran will be one to end Israeli-waged war’

Hajizadeh responded to the occasional threats made by Israeli officials against the Islamic Republic, saying they fully know that they can only be the initiator of any military action against Iran, “but we’ll be the one who decides the ending.”

A war against Iran will lead to the “destruction of the Zionist regime,” and if they dare do something against it, “they will not see beyond the current period, and, historically speaking, the time of their destruction will be certainly brought closer.”

The top Iranian commander said the Israeli regime is the only entity in the world that is talking about its existence and survival, with meetings and summits held regularly on the issue.

Israeli military chief Aviv Kohavi warned on Tuesday that the regime’s military was ramping up its preparations for a possible attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

The army “is accelerating operational planning and preparedness to deal with Iran and the military nuclear threat,” Kohavi told a Knesset committee.

He also said there is “no existential threat” facing Israel.

Hajizadeh said Israel, as a regime that constantly talks about its existence, is doomed to bring its own destruction forward if it gives Iran “any pretext” by waging war.

“Such a regime cannot talk about another country, and the threats it makes are to a great extent for domestic purposes,” he added.


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  1. I wish VT would bring one of these two people in for a smart enlightening conversation. Becker and Marandi are the sanest voices of reason from the two corners of the world, San Francisco and Tehran, and here they join to give us a real take on the relations of Iran with US and why it has been entrenched this way for decades.
    Note that Brian Becker at minute 21:00 perfectly explains the exact time and era that the US shifted to the extreme right after Vietnam and has stayed the course since making neoconservatives, Israel, Likud, Trump, Evangelicals et al the minimum status quo.

    • Problem is, Newt, none of our 9/11 wars were reasonable. The “voices of reason” would have been against them from the get-go. All of these wars were designed to ultimately bankrupt the USA both financially and morally. As Netanyahu bragged back in 1990, “America is a golden calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control.” Why didn’t we pay attention to what this crazy dude was bragging about?

    • Hi NewtRally
      I watched BB at 21: a00s curious, BB is always good.
      Left out a bit in discussion is how the anti Carter Reagan people used the hostage situation.
      Cleverly paying the Iranians through arms salles and whatever TO KEEP the hostages in captivity, until after the elections!!One wouldnt think US politicians would stoop so low but thats how they got away with it.
      veryEone knew for sure Jimmy Carter would never be re elected if those hostages still not free by election day and thats what happened and so Reagan and especially George Bush (who was really running the show) came to power that was it, the shift BB talks about happening through clever deception and evil war mongerting intentions.

  2. Everyone keeps forgetting that Syria and Lebanon are part of Greater Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates. Part of the “grand plan” is a cataclysmic war to end all wars. Israel’s Samson Option is not just a last resort, but Zionism’s ultimate goal. Israeli poet Itamar Yaoz-Kest once wrote…

    “And yet, there is a right reserved only to us [Ashkenazim] (if indeed any human on Earth has this right): to be destroyed and to take the weary and sated world with us to the non-existence, along with its wondrous libraries and heart-stirring tunes – just so, after we descend to the grave, while the ground emits radioactive rays to all four winds. For it is the right of the Nation of Israel to finally shut the gates to the world after it leaves this place (not of its free will!), and we have the right to say, at the price of the 3,000 year old fear: “If you force us yet again to descend from the face of the Earth to the depths of the Earth – let the Earth roll toward the Nothingness.”

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