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IRGC chief: The more Israelis destroy Palestine, the more nails they drive into their coffin

Chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami in the ceremony to bid farewell to newly discovered martyrs of Iraq-Iran war, on December 17,2023. (Photo by Mehr news agency)

The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the more destruction the Israeli regime causes in Palestine, the more nails they drive into their coffin.

Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks on Sunday morning in a ceremony in Tehran to bid farewell to newly discovered martyrs of Iraqi-imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).

He noted that the Palestinian people will continue to resist Israeli occupation, and the US and the Israeli regime are doomed to failure in their war on Gaza.

“In the war in Palestine, the more Israeli forces destroy, the more nails they drive into their coffin,” Salami said, urging the Israeli forces to fight in the battlefield like real warriors, rather than turning hospitals into battlefields.

“Rest assured that Palestinians will never die away by martyrdom, and as Imam Khomeini said, a nation blessed with martyrdom will never face enslavement,” he said.

The IRGC chief added that the Iranian people will support Palestine until the Palestinian people’s struggle to free their land from the Israeli occupation comes to fruition.

Elsewhere in his speech, Salami said the hatred toward the US has spread all over the world and American officials do not dare to show up in any Islamic country, as Muslim nations are infuriated with US-backed war crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Addressing American officials, he said, “Wherever you go, you’d face hatred and insecurity from the nations.”

The top Iranian commander said the war in Palestine has once again exposed the brutality and crimes of the enemy.

“The US is repeating its mistakes during the past 45 years and thinks it will reach victory through occupation of lands,” Salami said, adding that the developments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria demonstrate that the Americans are being forced to withdraw from different countries.

Salami also said that the American officials, instead of solving their country’s domestic problems with about 50 million citizens living under poverty line, have spent American taxpayers’ dollars on a failed war in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The IRGC chief emphasized that Iran is a great power in the world today and no country dares to attack the Islamic Republic, while all its neighboring countries are at war. “This power comes from the blessing of the leader’s guardianship, martyrdom and jihad,” Salami added.

Pointing to Iraq’s war of aggression against Iran in the 1980s, Salami said the Islamic Republic’s enemies planned to make the Iranian nation regret its revolution and prove that it’s impossible to form an independent government without relying on evil powers.

“They tried to make this land the focus of all the fires accumulated in their warehouses and planned to steal our identity and rule our destiny, but with the sacrifice of our nation and with the guardianship of Imam Khomeini, all their plots were thwarted,” he added.

Salami further lashed out at the Americans for provoking serious conflicts among Muslim nations and imposing a blockade on the Gaza Strip while preventing the establishment of a ceasefire there.

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