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IRGC: Operation True Promise was Iran's timely punitive response to Israel's blunder

The IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif

A spokesman for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran's Operation True Promise was a timely punitive measure against the Israeli regime's strategic blunder in attacking the Islamic Republic's diplomatic premises in Syria. 

"During various maneuvers, we had exercised attacking the Zionist regime's bases and we were fully prepared to respond to the Zionist regime because they had made a strategic mistake in attacking [Iran's] consulate," Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said on Saturday.

He added that Iran's retaliatory missile and drone strikes were a successful operation with special features that inflicted heavy damage on the Israeli regime.

Although Israel was equipped with state-of-the-art military technologies, Iran succeeded in identifying the weak points of the enemy during the operation and carrying out the airstrikes, he emphasized.

Sharif said the enemy falsely tried to imply that 99% of Iranian missiles and drones did not hit the target as the United States and other supporters of the Israeli regime verified Iran's successful operation.

On April 1, the Israeli regime carried out terrorist airstrikes on the consular section of Iran's embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus, which killed two IRGC generals, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, as well as five of their accompanying officers.

In retaliation, the IRGC targeted the occupied territories on April 13 with a barrage of drones and missiles. The retaliatory strikes, dubbed Operation True Promise, inflicted damage on Israeli military bases across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israel approaching definite dismantle: IRGC spokesman

Elsewhere in his address, Sharif said although Israel has carried out savage atrocities against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the past seven months, it is approaching its definite dismantling.

The IRGC spokesman added that the murderous regime displayed its true nature in recent months and stressed the need to continue resistance as an essential principle to counter Israel.

He noted that Iran has always supported the oppressed nations, particularly Palestinians, and expressed confidence that the Gazans will achieve a final victory in the face of the occupying regime.

"Despite the acts of obstruction by the United States and Europeans, the Zionist regime and the US itself have become the most hated regimes in the world," Sharif emphasized.

Despite efforts to portray Israel as a powerful military and security regime, the world has realized its flimsy power, he said.

The IRGC commander added that although the US and European countries continue to support Israel, "global Zionism" is on the decline.

He emphasized that all the free-seeking nations in the world have received Iran's message that they should defend the oppressed people and display the brutal and occupying nature of the Israeli regime.

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory operation into the occupied territories.

Concomitantly with the war, the regime has been enforcing a near-total siege on the coastal territory, which has reduced the flow of foodstuffs, medicine, electricity, and water into the Palestinian territory into a trickle.

So far during the military onslaught, the regime has killed at least 34,971 Palestinians, mostly women and children. Another 78,641 Palestinians have sustained injuries as well.

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