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Top Iranian general: Next attack on Israel will lead to ‘complete victory’

The head of the IRGC's aerospace forces told visiting families of Hamas terrorists killed in Gaza "we await an opportunity" to launch another missile attack on Israel.

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, speaks at Tehran's Islamic Revolution and Holy Defence museum in Tehran on Sept. 21, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images.
Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, speaks at Tehran's Islamic Revolution and Holy Defence museum in Tehran on Sept. 21, 2019. Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images.


A senior Iranian general on Monday told family members of Hamas terrorists killed in Gaza that the Islamic Republic was prepared to launch another attack on the Jewish state, similar to its massive missile and drone strike in April.

“We await an opportunity for ‘True Promise II’ … in which I do not know how many missiles will be fired,” Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps aerospace forces commander Brig.-Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh told the family members, who were visiting Iran.

Iran’s next attack, said Hajizadeh, “will lead to a complete victory for the Palestinian people.”

True Promise” is the Islamic Republic’s name for its unprecedented April 13 attack on Israel, comprising more than 300 ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and suicide drones.

According to Tehran, the attack was retaliation for the assassination of Mohammad Reza Zahedi, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria and Lebanon, by Israel on April 1.

Hajizadeh’s statement came a few days after the Islamic Republic threatened to destroy Israel if the country embarks on a full-scale war against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

“Albeit Iran deems as psychological warfare the Zionist regime’s propaganda about intending to attack Lebanon, should it embark on full-scale military aggression, an obliterating war will ensue. All options, incl. the full involvement of all Resistance Fronts, are on the table,” their mission to the United Nations wrote on X.

Requests for comment from U.N. chief Antonio Guterres about Tehran’s genocidal threat were not answered.

“Iran threatens today to destroy Israel if Israel fully responds to Hezbollah attacks from Lebanon,” Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz tweeted in response to the threat.

“My response to Iran is clear: 1. If Hezbollah does not cease its fire and withdraw from southern Lebanon, we will act against it with full force until security is restored and residents can return to their homes. 2. ⁠A regime that threatens destruction deserves to be destroyed,” he wrote.

The Iranian threats come as Iran accelerates its nuclear program.

Tehran has continued to ramp up enrichment while maintaining that its nuclear program is strictly peaceful. Its stockpile of 60%-enriched uranium has increased by 20.6 kilograms (45.5 pounds) since February, AFP reported on May 27, citing a new IAEA report.

The confidential document, which was also seen by the Associated Press, revealed that Tehran had accumulated 142.1 kilograms (313.2 pounds) of uranium enriched to 60%. This level of enrichment is just a technical step from 90% enrichment, considered weapons grade.

According to the IAEA definition, it is technically possible to create an atomic bomb with roughly 42 kilograms (92.5 pounds) of uranium enriched to 60% if the material is further enriched to 90%.

In response, Israel has reactivated six working groups on the Iranian threat, that were frozen 18 months ago, Axios reported on Wednesday.

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