In a speech on Saturday, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander-in-Chief Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami claimed that the Iranian regime’s security is based on its capabilities of foiling Israeli “espionage services.” In his remarks, Salami reiterated the regime’s position that the security of Muslims worldwide, as well as Palestinians, hinges on the eradication of the State of Israel.
Iran’s security

“Undoubtedly, the stable security and rare peace of Islamic Iran today [is] in the context of the storm of plots of the domination system and Zionism and major battles with the espionage services of the enemies of the revolution.”

In his statement, he also emphasized the Iranian regime’s steadfast commitment to Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, with the possibility of the northern front opening between Israel and Hezbollah.

Salami is known for fiery rhetoric targeting Israel and the US, and he is majorly responsible for coordinating Iran’s militias and proxy forces throughout the Middle East, such as Hezbollah and other Shi’ite militant groups, including those that have attacked US forces.
Connections to Soleimani

Following the assassination of Maj.-Gen. Qassem Soleimani in early 2020 by an American drone strike, Salami spoke at the IRGC Quds Force commander’s funeral and promised to avenge his death by retaliation against the US.

In December, Salami was quoted by Islamic Republic state media stating that the “collapse of the fake Israeli regime” was imminent and that the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war created new antipathy to Israel, citing the rising pro-Palestinian demonstrations around the globe.

Tensions have been on the rise between Iran and Israel, as Tehran continues to militarily and financially support its proxies and militias, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, with Jerusalem retaliating to such threats in the region, such as Israel’s involvement in attacks on Iranian gas pipelines last week.

Source » jpost