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July 1, 2016 5:28 pm

Iranian Commander Warns: ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Missiles Spread Across Islamic World Ready to Strike Israel at Moments Notice

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IRGC Commander Hossein Salami. Photo: Mohammad Reza Jofar/ Wikimedia Commons.

IRGC Commander Hossein Salami. Photo: Mohammad Reza Jofar/ Wikimedia Commons.

Tens of thousands of missiles located across the Middle East are ready to strike Israel at a moment’s notice, a senior Iranian commander threatened on Friday according to the country’s semi-official news agency Tasnim.

“Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime (of Israel) are provided more than ever,” threatened Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami during weekly Friday prayers in Tehran.

The IRGC commander warned that should the “Zionists” not learn from their past mistakes, “Today, more than 100,000 missiles are ready to fly from Lebanon,” adding that in addition there are “tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles” in the region ready to wipe Israel off the map.

“If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters, and God willing, the territories will be liberated,” he said.

Salami’s comments came amidst massive rallies held in Iran marking international Al-Quds Day. Thousands of Iranians filled the streets throughout the country, carrying placards and chanting slogans against Israel and the US — including “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” — and burning American and Israeli flags.

Speaking to reporters at a Tehran rally, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel of crimes against the Palestinian people, adding that Israel and “Takfiri [blasphemous] groups” pose a common global threat, Tasnim reported.

“The Zionist regime and Takfiri groups are, in fact, a single danger, both of which are guided by same powers in the world and the region,” he said. “The Takfiri currents and their supporters have forgotten the reality of Israel’s enmity against the Islamic world, and have targeted Muslims, instead of the regime.”

Al-Quds Day is an annual event established by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express solidarity with the Palestinian people and call for Israel’s destruction. In Iran, the day is observed on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Around the world, Al-Quds Day rallies are planned throughout the weekend.

As reported by The Algemeiner, the pro-Israel community in Britain is planning a counter-demonstration against a Sunday Al-Quds Day rally in London. The rally — organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission — has regularly featured the flying of the Hezbollah, Hamas and ISIS flags.

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  • The leadership of the ANU (Azanian national union) demands all in the Middle Eastern region to adhere to reason and to negotiate a settlement to the region’s colonial crises. This should include Sunni Arabs continuing the colonial occupaton of North Azania (Africa?), which the Iranian leaders seem not to be concerned!!! Such biasness must be stopped immediately and all efforts made to resolve the Arab-Israeli as well as Arabs-Azanian crisis. Scapegoating Israel does not help at all in this case.

  • bwein

    It doesn’t really matter who the next American President is, sometime in the near future, history dictates that a reset button, must bepushed and allah Akbar – kaboom!!
    Only Israel will be left standing.

  • nat cheiman

    Nuclear war is becoming a reality to eradicate the Iranian threat. Hezbollah will soon start a conflict. Of that there is no doubt.

  • This is a declaration for war!!

  • DockyWocky

    With “tens of thousands of missiles” ready to strike Israel, it appears that only the knowledge that sufficient numbers of Israeli responses to these threats keeps them at bay.

  • I guess we don’t need to be selling Boeing Jets 2 Iran

  • Shulamith Goodman

    “If the Zionists make a wrong move, all the occupied territories will come under attack from dedicated fighters, and God willing, the territories will be liberated”. The territories will be “liberated” is very interesting. There is no doubt that bombing the so called “occupied territories” will kill some Jews, but a very much greater number of Arabs will be killed. There are far more Arabs in what Iran calls the occupied territories than there are Jews. Right – there will be death and destruction – but the Arabs will lose more. The Arabs citizens who reside in the State of Israel will die too. So, what exactly do the Iranians plan for the Holy Land? In the Arab/Muslim world there is mostly death and destruction – just take a look at the current Middle East – there is no plan for a decent future for the inhabitants of the region. It is true they love death more than they love life. They do not in the least mind killing, say, two or three million Arabs while they are attempting to destroy Israel. They are killing all over the world. What are they building? What good is coming out of their “holy” battles? They teach their children hatred and murder, not love and peace. Their culture demands violence. Until the West really wakes up to what is happening – things are only going to get worse – much worse. There will be a domino effect – one country after another will collapse. The future does not look bright. “Political correctness” is going to kill decent people all over the world. We seem to have lost our instinct to survive. We need to revive it and save ourselves.

  • Tony Trenton

    Islam uses Israel as the focal point for their Jihad of Jihads.

    The demise of Israel would be the ‘TRIGGER’ for the Muslim Jihad of jihads to commence ridding the world of Infidels WORLD WIDE !!!

    They pray for their ‘WAR OF BLOOD’ and for their Mahdi to lead them to a glorious victory over us Infidels.



  • Ron millen

    Sounds like a lot of hot air.

  • enufizenuf

    100,000 missiles would certainly do some damage to Israel, but as Tehran will be a piece of glass afterwards there won’t be many Iranians left to celebrate.

  • Martyman39

    He obviously hasn’t heard about Israel’s anti missile defense system and Israel’s ability to wipe southern Lebanon as well as Iran off the map in a very short time.

  • stevenl

    Iran has no idea what will befall upon them.

  • Lia

    Pity one cannot persuade them to read the Bible.

  • brenrod

    isnt it better not to take a chance to leave these lunatics alone, shouldn’t Israel make a pre emptive first strike and totally wipe out Iran to make sure they cannot have time to activate terrorists? One bomb in lebanon could finish them off. why take the risk when everday they threaten to slaughter the jews and their children.. its a sin to risk the childrens lives when they threaten daily. Make the first strike.

  • manley kiefer

    If Iran’s threats of thousands of missiles against Israel come to pass, there will be hell to pay on both sides and who know what the out come would ensue. I could even topple Iran’s radical and fanatical religious regime. I sometimes wonder what Obama is thinking as he appears to be more pro Muslim than pro Israel.

    So far they have made threats but have yet to act in the destruction of Israel but we can’t count on that they will always be only threats.

  • henry

    Shame, not a peep from obama.