Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vow to step up fight against Israel

An Iranian military truck displays a banner reading "Death to Israel" as it carries munitions during a parade marking the country's National Army Day, in Tehran, April 18, 2017. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

An Iranian military truck displays a banner reading “Death to Israel” as it carries munitions during a parade marking the country’s National Army Day, in Tehran, April 18, 2017. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Responding to tough US approach to regime, Islamic Republic forces pledge to accelerate missile development, put up ‘relentless’ battle against Jewish state

(SOURCE)   Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards on Thursday threatened a “relentless fight” against Israel, a day after the US urged the international community to confront Tehran over its “destructive conduct” across the Middle East.

“We will continue the relentless fight against the hegemonic system and Zionism more resolutely and powerfully than before and… will not hesitate a moment in defending the Islamic Revolution and the country’s national interests,” the IRGC said in a statement published by the semi-official Fars news agency.

The armed forces made similar comments earlier on Thursday, in a statement that also blamed the “Zionist regime” along with the White House for implementing “devastating” policies in the region.On Wednesday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to adopt the US’s tough approach to Iran and address all aspects of its “destructive conduct” — not just the 2015 nuclear deal. The Trump administration has threatened to label the IRGC, a branch of the armed forces acting at the behest of the country’s supreme leader, as a terrorist group.

Haley told the council that Iran “has repeatedly thumbed its nose” at council resolutions aimed at addressing Iranian support for terrorism and regional conflicts and has illegally supplied weapons to Yemen and Hezbollah militants in Syria and Lebanon.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, left, and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice participate in a panel discussion at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (AP/Seth Wenig)

The Revolutionary Guards also vowed to continue and accelerate its missile development program, despite threats from US President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on the regime if it does so.

“The regional influence and might and development of the Islamic Republic’s missile power which was established when the country was fully under sanctions will continue and advance without a stop and more rapidly,” the statement said.

Earlier this month, the commander of the IRGC threatened that if the United States designates it as a terrorist group, it will consider the US Army as equivalent to the Islamic State terror group.

Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, attends a press conference in Tehran earlier this month (photo credit: AP/Vahid Salemi)

Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, attends a press conference in Tehran in 2012. (AP/Vahid Salemi)

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari also said that if new sanctions against Iran go into effect, the US will have to “find a new place for its military bases, 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) away, outside the range of Iranian missiles, according to Iran’s official IRNA news agency.

“If reports on the US decision to enlist Iran’s IRGC as a terrorist group happen to be true, the Iranian force would also treat the American Army everywhere in the world and especially in the Middle East in the same way as Daesh (IS) terrorists,” he said.

Jafari was responding to plans by the US administration to target Iran’s affiliates, with a focus on the Revolutionary Guard.

Trump’s refusal last week to re-certify the nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between Iran and the United States, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union — the other parties to the nuclear accord — all have been urging Trump’s administration not to abandon the accord.

Trump has yet to announce a withdrawal from the pact, instead kicking it to Congress for a decision.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

8 thoughts on “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vow to step up fight against Israel

  1. The hilarious part is that, while Iran is pursuing nuclear armament, Israel has had nukes for years. Tehran, go right ahead and pursue actions that will cause your capitol to become a burnt husk. Just know that you will be condemning millions of innocent people to an horrific death. You must also know that your meeting with your precious Allah won’t go as planned. The mask will come off, and you will find yoirself face to face with Satan. Enjoy.

  2. Thanks for your comment The Ezekiel Project!

    The only thing they really seem to care about is meeting Allah face to face and receiving 72 virgins! But like you said, one day they will find out the truth!

    God bless! Maranatha!

  3. Thanks for your comment The Ezekiel Project!

    And it also stands to reason that these Muslims want to murder and force into submission, isn’t that what Satan is all about?! Satan and Allah sure have an lot in common, doesn’t that give people pause, even Muslims! Perhaps the good Lord will use this to open the eyes of Muslims worldwide so that they will convert to Christianity, so that they will see the light.

    Hmmmm, murder, lie, steal, kill, rape, torture, hate, Sharia Law, that really sounds like the kind of god I want to follow! NOT!!!

    God bless! Maranatha!

  4. Muslims are taught that our Scripture is corrupted, and unreliable. As such, they assume anything we quote at them will be null and void. It’s even worse when it comes to the Gospel, or Injeel as they call it.

    According to the Qur’an, the Injeel was revealed to Jesus by God, not written about Jesus by His disciples. I once had a Muslim demand that I stop quoting from the four-fold Gospel, and start quoting from what he called the “Aramaic Gospel”.

    It took me a bit to realize he was referring to the book the Qur’an insists is the true Gospel. They reason that Jesus spoke Aramaic, therefore the true Gospel was in Aramaic, not Greek. The comedic part comes when I tell them that the Book of Matthew was originally written in Aramaic, and later translated into Greek by Jesus brother James. 😂

  5. Thanks for your comment The Ezekiel Project!

    I have to tell you that there was a comment posted today in which the person told me that he was praying for my soul, that I was lost (comment under: Don’t Lose Faith, Build It Up!). He spoke as though he was a believer, yet it just didn’t add up. He even stated in other posts that he loves Jesus and that Jesus is his life, soul savior, and leader. His ID begins with “Farsi”, a Persian language. Perhaps he is an Iranian Christian, or perhaps not. I find it very interesting that you mentioned this other version of the bible, the “Aramaic Gospel”. This leads me to believe that just maybe this is the Gospel that he is reading? I didn’t know about this other gospel until now, and I find it very interesting that it would differ so much from the gospel that we read and study.

    God bless!

  6. That’s the thing. The Injeel, as they see it, never existed. If you read through scripture, you’ll note that God never revealed any text to Jesus, because Jesus is God. Why would He reveal text to His Son, when His Son knew virtually all He knows?

    Trust me, you didn’t miss out on a book. Islam teaches that Jesus is:

    1) the Jewish Messiah,
    2) that Jesus was a human prophet,
    3) that He was born of a virgin, but had no human father (they even nixed Joseph, leaving Mary as a single mother),
    4) that He lived a sinless and miraculous life,
    5) that He was not crucified, but Allah made it to appear so by sending in a look-alike (possibly Judas Iscariot),
    6) that His second coming will be to assist the Islamic Messiah, Imam al-Mahdi, in bringing about the end of days and final judgement.

    If ever there was an Aramaic Gospel, it was the Gospel According to Matthew, given that was the only one written in Aramaic.

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