New threat from the Iranian regime: the Revolutionary Guard assured that the attack on Israel “can be repeated”

New threat from the Iranian regime: the Revolutionary Guard assured that the attack on Israel “can be repeated”
New threat from the Iranian regime: the Revolutionary Guard assured that the attack on Israel “can be repeated”

Hossein Salami, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (Europa Press/Contact/Rouzbeh Fouladi)

The commander in chief of the Revolutionary Guard Iranian Major General Hossein Salamistated this Wednesday that the April 13 attack on his country with hundreds of missiles and gifts against Israel “can be repeated and is our equation”. It was during a speech at the headquarters of the command, according to the agency. Tasnim.

Thus, the head of the elite military body referred to the attack with hundreds of missiles and drones launched on April 13 against Israeli territory, in response to the action attributed to Israel on April 1 against the Iranian consulate in Syria. , which caused the death of seven members of the Revolutionary Guard, including three generals.

Salami again described his country’s attack as “a limited action”, carried out with a “very small part of his great power”.

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Still, the general said that France, the United Kingdom, Jordan, the United States and Israel, among others, acted “With all his strength” to repel Iran’s offensive.

According to Israel, 99% of the more than 300 Iranian missiles and drones were intercepted.

However, Salami assured that if Iran had launched a second wave of attacks “the effectiveness of this integrated defense system would decrease by at least 50%.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Israel are bitter enemies, posing a mutual existential threat and competing for regional hegemony.

Tehran is one of the main allies of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and leads the so-called “Axis of Resistance” against Israel, formed by the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and the Houthi rebels of Yemen, among others.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken; with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem (Haim Zach/GPO)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken; with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem (Haim Zach/GPO)

The Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reiterated the United States’ opposition to a Israeli offensive on the city of Rafahin the south of Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have taken shelter, in a meeting this Wednesday with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahureported a US official.

Blinkenwho two days ago already expressed his fear for the safety of Palestinian civilians refugees in that southern Gaza city, “reiterated the clear US position on Rafah“said the State Department spokesperson, Matthew Miller.

The head of American diplomacy is in his seventh visit to the region since the war broke out in October, in an attempt to achieve an elusive agreement between Israel and Hamas.

Blinken and Netanyahu have held a private meeting at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, before addressing a meeting in which representatives of the governments of both countries will participate, including both Israeli ambassadors and ministers.

According to the Israeli media Walla, Netanyahu assured Blinken that he will not accept an agreement that includes the end of the war in Gaza, which has already caused the death of more than 34,500 Palestinians.

(With information from EFE and AP)

 
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