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Coalition of Muslim armies will do away with Israel: IRGC general

File photo shows IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the only way to put an end to the Israeli regime and its atrocities in the region is for the armies of Muslim countries to unite.

“The only way to fight the Zionists is through the formation of an Islamic power and a coalition of Islamic armies,” said commander of the IRGC's Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri in an interview with the Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen TV on Tuesday.

“The solution to removing the corrupt and criminal parasite is the unification of all Muslim nations and their armies. If we were united, we could bring an end to it,” Tangsiri added in the interview.

The remarks come as the Israeli regime continues with a genocidal war on Gaza that has killed nearly 34,000 Palestinians since it began in October.

The war has triggered a united response to Israel and its main ally the United States from resistance groups in Arab countries of the region.

However, the situation escalated last week when the Israeli regime carried out an airstrike on an Iranian consulate in Syria, killing senior IRGC commanders, in what officials said was a desperate reaction to Iran’s support for the Palestinian cause and the Axis of Resistance.

Tangsiri said that Iran’s response to the April 1 attack in Damascus would be definite, adding that the country will act when authorities see fit.

“... we do not act impulsively or hastily. We are not the kind of people who turn the other cheek after being hit. At the appropriate time, the relevant officials will deliver a strong blow, God willing,” he said.

“Do you expect me to say what we will do? That is not correct. We are 100% ready for any order that may be issued,” said the IRGC Navy chief.

Tangsiri also said that Iran sees the presence of Israel in countries in the region, including in the United Arab Emirates, as a threat as he insisted that welcoming the Israelis under the pretext of economic cooperation is not acceptable.

“What does it mean for a country to take pride in welcoming Zionists to the region? .. We know full well that they do not come for economic purposes or to establish bilateral relations ...,” he said.

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