Esmail Ghaani (L) speaking with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. January 2020

Esmail Ghaani (L) speaking with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. January 2020

Guards' Commander Says Iran Will Support All Those Who Fight Israel

4/14/2022

Iran will support all those who fight against “the Zionist regime” and speed up its destruction, the commander of the IRGC's Qods (Quds) Force said Thursday.

Esmail Ghaani (Qaani) also issued a threat that Iran will harshly confront Israel "wherever it feels necessary", local media reported.

"Wherever we identify a Zionist threat, we will harshly confront them, they are too small to confront us," he said.

He was speaking at a memorial service for the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) general, Mohammad Hejazi who passed away last April, in what was said to be injuries he sustained in a chemical attack during the Iran-Iraq war. However, reports after his death mentioned Covid-19 as a possible cause.

Ghaani praised recent terror attacks against Israeli civilians that has killed 14 people. “The youth of the resistance [front] with their operation have disrupted the whole system of the Zionist regime. One Palestinian youth shakes the foundations of the Zionists, who make noise that they want to fight Islamic Iran,” the commander of IRGC’s extraterritorial force said.

Ghaani assumed the command of the Qods Force after Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad in January 2020. Former US president Donald Trump had approved the targeted killing, for which Tehran has vowed revenge against former US officials.

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