The commander of Iran’s Basij militia claims the ground has been prepared for Israel’s disappearance, as the regime's proxies around the region continue attacks on the Jewish state and its ally, the US.
"The biggest media giants are Jews; they know that the Islamic Republic of Iran has targeted the existence of the Zionist regime, and the groundwork for its eradication has been laid," Gholamreza Soleimani stated during a public gathering.
The statement comes after Iran vowed its proxy groups will rally around the Palestinian Hamas and eventually defeat Israel. However, the Iranian regime has stayed out of the Gaza war as Israel has vowed to dismantle Hamas.
Iran-backed Hamas has since been supported by Iran’s proxies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen who have attacked Israel from its northern border and Red Sea coast, and US facilities across the region, punishment for Biden's support for Israel's right to defend itself in the wake of the October atrocities.
Soleimani has repeatedly vocalized the regime's sentiments towards Israel as money is poured into overseas proxies in the war on Israel and the US, a justification of the misplaced budget priorities as the country suffers its worst economic crisis since the founding of the Islamic Republic.
In 2015, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who founded the proxy militias as a strategy to eliminate its archenemy, said the Jewish state must be destroyed in 25 years.
The government set up a countdown clock in Tehran and other cities to mark the journey, a gesture mocked by many Iranians.