A top Iranian general last week reiterated that one of the Islamic Republic’s chief military goals remains the “full obliteration” of the Jewish State of Israel, according to Iran’s state-run PRESSTV.
Iranian forces “will continue and deepen support for the Muslim combatants and fighters in the region until full removal of this very epitome of evil from the geopolitics of the region,” said the chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari (pictured), in reference to Israel.
Jafari was responding to last week’s assassination of another Iranian general, Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, who was killed when Israel targeted Hezbollah field commander Jihad Mughniyeh near the border of the Golan Heights.
Iran has long supported, facilitated and directed Hezbollah terrorism against Israel.
Jafari’s remarks also come days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to make a controversial appearance before the US Congress in an effort to convince Washington to impose stricter sanctions on Iran.
Israel remains convinced that Iran is seeking to attain nuclear weapons, and that those weapons would be aimed at the Jewish state.