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A regime [with a frontier] that in some spots is only 24 kilometers wide could have its back broken by one of our infantry battalions in 24 hours."

IRGC deputy commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami

The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic can annihilate the Zionist regime of Israel in 24 hours.


“A regime [with a frontier] that in some spots is only 24 kilometers wide could have its back broken by one of our infantry battalions in 24 hours,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami told an Iranian television station on Sunday.

“Our defense strategy assumption is that we would enter an all-out war with a US-led global coalition,” the general said, adding, “We have already identified the vital interests of the enemies and established an invasive power structure to destroy these vital interests.”

“We know that the enemy bases in the region, the security of the Zionist regime, energy supply security and protecting the life of enemy troops constitute the vital interest of the enemy,” General Salami noted.

“Our strategic doctrines are all defensive, but our tactics are invasive. It means that we do not initiate any war, but if anyone wages a war against us, we will counterattack incessantly and will not stop,” he warned adding, “The enemy could initiate a war, but its ending would be up to us”.

He also underscored the precision of IRGC-developed missiles, saying, “Our missiles are capable of targeting enemy bases in the region, at any range, with high destruction capabilities. We have mastered the knowledge of developing all modern missiles.”

Israel is stepping up threats of carrying out a unilateral strike against Iran’s nuclear energy facilities before the US presidential election on November 6. However, the US opposes any Israeli military action at the current juncture.

Israeli threats are based on the unsubstantiated claims that the peaceful nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic have been diverted to the acquisition of military nuclear capability.

The Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.

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