The deputy head of the Iranian elite unit warned Israel against actions that further threaten Tehran's interest in the region, especially in Syria, where the West and its allies have targeted Syrian government positions.
Brigadier General Hossein Salami The Commander in Chief of the Revolutionary Guards said on Friday that a war between Iran and Israel would lead to total annihilation. Israeli jets have targeted the positions of Iran and its Syrian allies, but Salami said his country is ready to reprimand at any moment.
"Our fingers are on the trigger and the rockets are ready to launch, every moment the enemy wants to start something against us, we will start," said Salami to a crowd that had gathered to witness the birth of the revered Imam To commemorate Hussein, according to the Iranian semi-official More News Agency.
"We have learned methods for overcoming our enemies," he added. "We can target the vital interests of our enemies wherever we want."
Iran supports an independent Palestinian state on Israeli territory, some of which have been annexed without international recognition. Israel argues that Iran has threatened its national security by supporting various, mostly Shiite Muslim militias, in particular the Lebanese Hezbollah, which regularly threatens and sometimes clashes with Israel. Hezbollah, which is viewed by the US, Israel and some of its allies as a terrorist organization, was founded in the 1980s with Iranian support to fight an Israeli occupation of Lebanon, and the powerful paramilitary group has since had two major wars with Israel Hezbollah has recently joined forces with other Iran-backed militias from Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries to fight rebels and jihadists to overthrow the Syrian government's uprising of the West, Turkey and the Gulf States each year 2011 has largely overcome. These Tehran-sponsored fighters played a key role in combating the militant group of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria.
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With ISIS largely decimated, Iran's growing footprint in the Middle East has become a major source of concern for Israel as an American ally Saudi Arabia. Israeli planes killed several Iranians last week when they bombed a Syrian air base, and Israeli officials have threatened further attacks. Salami said on Friday he was ready to go to war, one that would not be as limited as previous conflicts.
"We know you very well, you are very weak, you have no depth, any point in the country You will be reached by flames from the north and west," Salami said, as reported by the semi-official Fars news agency. "Listen, every war that comes in is sure it will lead to your removal."
"There is no way for you but the sea, do not trust your bases, the flames will reach them and they will be quick." useless, "he added," do not leave it to America, Britain and France. You will not be there until they arrive. So be careful with your behavior and do not make risky calculations. "
 The US, Britain and France launched a series of airstrikes against Syrian state bodies allegedly involved in the production of chemical weapons, and the attack almost came a week after a suspected poison gas attack that they believed Bashar al-Assad was behind. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he "fully supported" the strikes in a statement released on Sunday. However, Russia and Iran have expressed doubts about the guilt of their allies and condemned the US-led operation in Syria.
In a speech, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah criticized the attack and told the supporters that the operation had missed its targets
"If it succumbed and blackmailed, it failed." If it were the morale of the Syrian people and their allies The attack was frustrating and disappointed them according to what their leaders declared, "Nasrallah said, according to Hezbollah's Lebanese al-Manar member.
"Finally, if their goal was to change the equation in favor of Israel, then Israelis were also frustrated, declaring that Trump's beautiful rockets had a zero score," he added.