Friday, September 15, 2023

Revolutionary Guards chief warns Israel’s life ‘will be cut short’ if it attacks Iran


In an apparent retort to recent warnings by Mossad Director David Barnea, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps boasted Thursday that should Israel threaten Iran’s security, its “life will be cut short.”

“The Zionists are grappling with many problems, and signs of their decline are evident. Thus, they have resorted to empty rhetoric and threats to assassinate our commanders,” Major General Hossein Salami said in comments carried by multiple Iranian outlets, including Tasnim and Press TV.

“Go ahead if your previous assassination operations have increased your security. However, you should know that if you make threats against [Iran’s] security, we will have more options and your life will be cut short.”

Barnea warned Iran’s leaders Sunday that they would pay a direct price if Israelis or Jews are harmed in what he said was an ongoing, significantly stepped-up, state-organized Iranian terror effort worldwide.

He said the terror campaign was being carried out in accordance with a “political directive by the leader” — an apparent reference to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — and threatened the Iranian leadership in response. READ MORE