A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) boasted this week that Iran had provided Syria, Iraq, “Palestine” and Hezbollah with the needed know-how to produce missiles to hurt Israel.
"The IRGC's Aerospace Force has developed to a stage in the field of missile industries that it can mass-produce different types of short- and mid-range missiles," the commander, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said in Tehran on Monday, according to the Fars news agency.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has helped Iraq, Syria, Palestine and the Lebanese Hezbollah by exporting the technology that it has for the production of missiles and other equipment, and they can now stand against the Zionist regime, the [ISIS] and other Takfiri groups and cripple them," he boasted.
Hajizadeh also stressed Iran's self-sufficiency in building radar systems and drones, and added that the country has also exported its drone technology and products to other countries.
Iran often boasts of its military capabilities and of its assistance to terrorist groups dedicated to Israel’s destruction. Last August, Hajizadeh declared that Tehran will "accelerate" arming Palestinians in Judea and Samaria in retaliation for Israel allegedly deploying a spy drone over Iran, which was shot down.
A top Iranian military commander later declared that weapon shipments to Judea and Samaria have already begun and that more will be sent to other “Palestinian resistance groups.”
Iran has been upping its anti-Israel rhetoric in recent days, since a January 18 airstrike allegedly carried out by Israel in the Syrian Golan Heights killed an Iranian commander along with several members of Hezbollah.
General Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, threatened a missile attack on Israel, indicating it would come from Judea and Samaria and not from Lebanon.
Revolutionary Guards Minister Mohsen Rafighdoost said that the strike would pave the way for a war against Israel. A senior official in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Ramezan Sharif, declared that the airstrike “will accelerate the collapse of the Zionist regime.”