Iran‘s news agency Tasnim reported on Friday that new Iranian Army Chief, Maj. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi said that ‘the Zionist regime of Israel will not exist in 25 years’. Mousavi ‘reminding the enemies that if a military offensive breaks out against the country, Iran will be the side who decides how to end the war.
Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi made the statement while speaking at a cultural event in the city of Qom on Thursday evening, the new Iranian Army chief said the “acts of devotion” by “martyrs” would prevent Israel from surviving the next 25 years.
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Mousavi described Iran as a symbol of resistance against the global hegemony, saying the world has now realized that it is impossible to try military engagement with Iran.
A country might decide to wage a war against Iran, but it should be mindful that Iran will be deciding how to end it and will shape the result of that war, the top commander warned.
In relevant comment back in May, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cautioned the adversaries against the “harsh reaction” they will have to suffer in case of any offense against Iran, stressing that the era of hit and run is over.
Such threats of Israel’s disappearance are routinely heard from the Persian nation. Back in May, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a similar comment, saying that “the superfluous and fake Zionist (regime—ed) will disappear from the landscape.”
Iran is currently believed to be working to create a corridor for itself through Iraq and all the way to the Mediterranean Sea, positioning itself along Israel’s border with Syria.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Black Sea resort of Sochi. During their talks, Netanyahu stated that Iran’s growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world. Netanyahu said that he told Putin that Iran is looking to take over Syria, stating that “this does not fly with Israel.”
“Iran is increasing its efforts to establish its military foothold in Syria. That is dangerous for Israel, the Middle East and, I believe, the whole world. Iran is already in advanced stages of taking over Iraq and Yemen, and in effect it also controls Lebanon.
“Mr. President,” Netanyahu said, “we are all defeating ISIS in a concerted international effort, and that is welcome. What is not welcome is Iran moving
in everywhere ISIS moves out. We do not forget for one minute that Iran continues to threaten Israel’s destruction every day; it is arming terrorist organizations and is itself instigating terrorism; and it is developing intercontinental missiles with the goal of arming them with nuclear warheads. For all these reasons, Israel continues to oppose Iran’s entrenchment in Syria. We will defend ourselves in any way against this threat and any threat,”
“We cannot forget for a single minute that Iran threatens every day to annihilate Israel,” Netanyahu added. “It (Iran—ed) arms terrorist organizations, it sponsors and initiates terror.”
Putin did not address publicly Netanyahu’s remarks about Iran’s role in Syria. He did, however, hail what he described as an “efficient mechanism of cooperation” between Russia and Israel.