General Mazaher Majidi, the IRGC commander in Hamedan Province, said that Iran carried out retaliatory acts against Israeli targets, in an interview that aired on Hamedan TV (Iran) on May 7, 2021. He claimed that Iran was behind an explosion in an Israeli weapons factory and an attack on its atomic facilities that took place in April 2021, as well as an incident in the Haifa oil refineries. General Majidi said: “We did it, and it was according to a plan.” He also said that Iran has dozens of forces modeled after Hizbullah in Lebanon that are ready to carry out military operations in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Mazaher Majidi: “There was a time when we used to boast that we had Hizbullah of Lebanon in the region. Today, we have dozens of cohesive forces that are ready to carry out military operations and are acting like Hizbullah: In Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, in Afghanistan, and even in Pakistan. The ground is being prepared. Maybe we, in Iran, do not pay much attention to everything that has happened, but the people whose command centers are active and monitor the region have noticed this tendency. The Israelis have carried out recent operations thinking that no one can do anything within Israel, but two weeks ago very significant things happened in Israel. The first place that it happened was in their weapons factory. As an excuse, they say that they were performing a military experiment. So we did it, and it was according to a plan… They thought that it was just a one-time thing. They didn’t think that something else was coming, so they gave a pretext and tried to cover it up. The second incident took place in their atomic facilities a day or two later. Then, the Israelis realized that this was something out of the ordinary.

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