General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, military advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader

Khamenei’s Military Advisor Boasts Of Fear Among Israelis

Saturday, 04/13/2024

Israelis are in complete terror, awaiting Iran’s retaliatory attack, IRGC General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, chief military advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said late on Friday.

Rahim-Safavi who was speaking at a memorial service for IRGC officers killed in an Israeli air strike in Damascus on April 1, claimed that Israel has refrained from attacking Rafah area in Gaza, because it awaits an attack from Iran.

"The victory of the resistance front and the Palestinian nation under the leadership of Iran is certain, and the new Middle East will be formed with Iran and the resistance front as the center, contrary to the plans and wishes of America and Israel,"he added.

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the strike on Damascus on April 1 that killed seven IRGC officers including two top generals, but Iran’s Supreme Leader vowed to punish Israel for the attack.

In response, Israel’s Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Herzi Halevi, said, "We know how to act forcefully against Iran in both near and distant places. We are operating in cooperation with the USA and strategic partners in the region," Reuters reported.

Although US officials warned of an attack on Israel by Iran on Friday, Iran's response so far has been limited to psychological warfare tactics to keep Israeli's on edge.

Follow developments on Iran International's Live coverage of ongoing tensions between Iran and Israel.

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