Photo: Reuters

Iran to strike Israel and U.S. for ‘slightest error’

The Chief Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj.-Gen. Hossein Salami vowed to strike the United States and Israel if the two allies ‘give Iran any reason to do so.’

This latest threat from Iran came just hours after Israeli allegedly launched strikes on five Iranian targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus, that is believed to have killed three Syrian soldiers and four Iranian officers, possibly including a senior IRGC commander.

In comments directed at Washington and Jerusalem during his address at ceremony in Tehran to mark the 40th day since the assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, Salami said, “if you make the slightest error, we will hit both of you.”

Just two days ago, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi issued a statement against Israeli, vowing that “The Islamic Republic of Iran will give a crushing response that will cause regret to any kind of aggression or stupid action from this regime against our country’s interests in Syria and the region.”

The Iranian regime has issued a number of statements accusing Israel of involvement in the Soleimani’s death in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on 3 January.

In an 8 February interview with Lebanon’s Hezbollah-affiliated Mayadeen TV, former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezaee, who currently serves an advisory role to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned that “We would raze Tel Aviv to the ground for sure. We have been looking for such a pretext,” adding “if they (the US) does something, we can use it as a pretext to attack Israel.”