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Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force

Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Head Threatens Israel

Iran’s head of the IRGC Quds Force Esmail Qaani gave a recent speech in which he praised the late Mohammad Hossein-Zadeh Hejazi, a key IRGC figure; and slammed Israel.

He praised “Palestinian martyrs” in his speech. “We are in the middle of the battlefield. The Islamic Republic of Iran is at the forefront of the scene against global arrogance and international Zionism, and we will continue on the path of their honor and greatness, thanks to the martyrs,” he said. He hinted at Hejazi’s key role in Iran’s threats against Israel in the past.

The commander of the Resistance Front said: "One of the steps of Martyr Hejazi to achieve martyrdom was his sincerity, and although he was the deputy commander of the IRGC, he came and became the deputy commander of the Quds Force and did his job with seriousness and effort."

Qaani does not give long public speeches often so this one is of great interest to understand his mindset.

Ostensibly the speech was about Hejazi but it is also about what Iran’s “Resistance Front” is doing today in the region. This refers to the IRGC, Hezbollah, Houthis in Yemen, and Iranian militias in Iraq and Syria. He accused Saudi Arabia of being backed by Israel. He claimed that Israel is in decline and that Iran is rising in the region. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask for Your peace to reign in the region, and stop the Iranian efforts to cause violence and terror.”