There are now six armies that have created a corridor from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea and are willing to fight on behalf of Iran, said General Gholamali Rashid, the commander of Khatam Al-Anbiya central headquarters of Iran’s armed forces, according to a recent report in MEMRI. These armies include Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen, and Iraq.
“In the 1980’s, we lacked defense and security alliances with other governments and countries,” Rashid said. “We have changed this now by connecting with other nations and some governments, thus creating popular, religiously devout, regional forces.”
Three months before his death, at a meeting of the Khatam Al-Alanbiya HQ with the commanders of the armed forces, the late Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani said: “My dear [comrades], with the backing of the IRGC command, the army command, the general command of the armed forces, and of the Defense Ministry,...
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