Senior Revolutionary Guard official explains the ‘problem’ of Israel’s existence, says Hezbollah has over 100,000 missiles ready for launch.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Deputy Commander Hossein Salami promised to fight Israel from Lebanese soil, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported.
Speaking at an al-Quds Day event in Mashhad, Iran, Salami explained his rationale for destroying the State of Israel. He also explained that the “problem” of the State of Israel’s existence could be solved primarily by using the “mighty power” of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group.
MEMRI researchers translated Salami’s speech, which was titled “The problems of the Islamic world stem from the existence of the false, counterfeit, historically rootless, and identity-less regime named Israel.”
“Seventy years have passed since the policy of England and America planted in the Islamic world an accursed and criminal tree [i.e. Israel],” Salami said at the event. “For 70 years, this poisoned dagger has been embedded in the body of the Islamic ummah, and all the problems of the Islamic world stem from the existence of the false, counterfeit, historically rootless, and identity-less regime named Israel.”
“In addition to the threat to Palestine’s existence, the Zionist regime constitutes a threat as well to the entire Islamic world. That is the philosophy of the establishment of this regime: …
[Israel] brings the range of America’s missiles against the Islamic world 12,000 kilometers closer, and becomes a tool for imposing America’s policy against the Islamic world.
“The Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] spread the rationale of eradicating Israel [from the world] as a new notion in the world’s political discourse… Since then, the Zionists have not succeeded in triumphing over the Muslims