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Op. True Promise: IRGC general says Iran used only 20% of what it prepared that night to punish Israel

The file photo shows Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division.

A top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says only a fraction of Iran's available military resources were used in the retaliatory airstrikes against Israel last month.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, said in an interview on Wednesday that during Iran's punitive strikes -- dubbed Operation True Promise -- the United States, Britain and France came to the help of Israel in a bid to repel Iran's attacks.

He, however, added that the Islamic Republic stood against the superpowers and their allies by using only 20 percent of what it had prepared in order to take action against the Israeli regime.

Hajizadeh emphasized that Israel mobilized all its military resources to counter Iran's attacks while the US also deployed its aircraft, cruisers and aircraft carriers in support of Israel.

Although Iran had not employed all it had in power, Hajizadeh said, Isarel and its allies used all they had in power to counter Iran, adding that the US, which had previously claimed that it had no intention to intervene, stood by the Israeli regime.

The IRGC general noted that there are many untold points about the operation, which exposed just a small fraction of Iran's military prowess.

He attributed the success of the operation to the unwavering determination of Iranian forces and the wise guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

In a multi-pronged attack, Iran launched late on April 13 hundreds of drones and missiles at the occupied territories in response to the regime's aggression on the Iranian diplomatic premises in the Syrian capital of Damascus on April 1.

The Israeli airstrikes on Iran’s embassy compound in Damascus had killed two generals of the Quds Force of IRGC, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, as well as five of their accompanying officers.

The Israeli regime's aggression on the Iranian diplomatic facilities in Syria drew widespread condemnation from the international community.

Last month, Press TV reported that all the hypersonic missiles used in Iran's punitive strikes against Israel had hit their targets after evading the regime's air defense systems.

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