Iranian Military Commander Warns Israel of "Crushing and Decisive" Response in Case of Attack

In a recent interview with, Major General Gholam-Ali Rashid, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Central Headquarters, affirmed Iran's unwavering stance against any potential Israeli aggression.

Iran (IMNA) - He stressed that Tehran would not hesitate to deliver a "crushing and decisive" response if Israel were to attack the country. Rashid further emphasized that Iranian commanders would be granted full autonomy to retaliate to any possible Israeli assault.

During the interview, Rashid also praised the late Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the former top Iranian anti-terror commander, for his instrumental role in bolstering resistance forces in Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, and Syria. Soleimani's efforts were deemed highly significant in advancing the cause of these resistance movements across the region.

Iranian Commander Vows Justice for Assassination of General Soleimani, Rejects Trump's Heroic Claims

In a crucial development, General Rashid affirmed that General Soleimani's efforts instilled hope in both the Iraqi and Syrian governments, providing them with confidence to combat the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. Undoubtedly, this marked a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against terrorism. Shedding light on the matter, General Rashid went on to disclose that former US President Donald Trump took responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani, aiming to elevate his status as a "national hero."

Nevertheless, the Iranian commander emphasized that the Islamic Republic has consistently demonstrated that those who inflict harm upon it cannot escape retribution. Assuring justice, General Rashid declared that the perpetrators responsible for the heinous crime of General Soleimani's assassination will face imminent punishment.

US Drone Strike Kills Iranian Quds Force Commander and Iraqi Militia Leader in Baghdad

In a targeted strike near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020, General Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), along with their companions, were assassinated. The drone strike was authorized by then-president Donald Trump. These esteemed leaders were widely respected throughout the Middle East for their instrumental role in combating the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Iranian Commander Accuses US, Israel of Acts of Aggression and Links Creation of Daesh to Western Intelligence Agencies

In a recent statement, Commander Rashid emphasized the urgent need to respond to acts of aggression perpetrated by the United States and Israel against various nations. Drawing attention to the historical context, Rashid highlighted the American army's occupation of Afghanistan and later Iraq in the early 1980s.

Furthermore, the top Iranian commander implicated several intelligence agencies in the creation of Daesh, which subsequently seized control of parts of Syria and Iraq. Rashid specifically mentioned the CIA, Mossad, as well as British and Saudi spy agencies, alleging their involvement in exploiting internal chaos and security vulnerabilities within these two countries.

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