Iran and other Islamic forces are awaiting orders to attack Israel, according to a speech by a high-ranking Iranian military commander.
By: World Israel News Staff
An “international Islamic army” has formed on Israel’s border with Syria and is awaiting orders to attack the Jewish State, according to a speech given recently by the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
“Today an international Islamic army has been formed in Syria, and the voices of the Muslims are heard near the Golan,” he said. “Orders are awaited, so that… the eradication of the evil regime [Israel] will land and the life of this regime will be ended for good. The life of the Zionist regime was never in danger as it is now.”
The deputy commander, Hossein Salami, said that “the problems of the Islamic world stem from the existence of the false, counterfeit, rootless and identity-less regime named Israel.”
Salami added that the Tehran-backed Hezbollah terror group had 100,000 missiles aimed at Israel.
Salami made these comments and others in a speech to mark the anti-Israel al-Quds Day [Jerusalem Day] in June.
The speech was translated and published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) this week.
Publication of the speech comes as Syrian state media reported on an Israeli air attack Sunday on a Syrian air base called T-4. The last time there was a report of an Israeli attack on T-4, seven Iranian military personnel were reported killed.
Salami said that the dangers Israel faces today are greater than at any time in history.
“The Islamic revolution created a mighty power called Hezbollah… Today [it] has tremendous might on the ground that can on its own break the Zionist regime.”
Salami participated in a Quds Day march in the city of Mashhad, where he gave a speech as part of the Friday sermon. He explained the rationale for destroying the State of Israel in Islamic revolutionary thought and in the vision of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Revolution, and his successor, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.