IRGC: Iranian nation’s security is our 'red line'
A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the missile strike against the positions of terrorists behind a recent attack in southwest Iran was aimed to show that security of the Iranian nation is a "red line" for the IRGC.
Publish date : Tuesday 2 October 2018 09:01
“We took advantage of both missiles and drones in this operation to teach enemies a lesson that they should not support these terrorist groups,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Force said.
He made the remarks on the same day that the IRGC released a statement revealing new details on its missile strike on terrorists’ positions.
The statement said that the attack targeted terrorist positions to the east of the river Euphrates, near Albu Kamal town on Syria’s eastern border with Iraq.
The operation, dubbed The Muharram Strike, saw the IRGC’s Aerospace Force fire a total of “six medium-range ballistic missiles” from western Iran at targets 570 kilometers (355 miles) away, it said.
The IRGC said the attack was a response to the “cowardly” act of terror during a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz on September 22, which killed 25 people and injured 69 others.
“We ensure our dear compatriots that, as it has been said repeatedly, the armed forces view Iran’s national security as their red line” and the IRGC, as well as the country’s Army, police and intelligence arms, would respond to enemy violations with an “iron fist,” it added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Hajizadeh said, “The terrorists used bullets [in their attack on Iranian people] and we responded to them using missiles.”
“We will continue this struggle until total annihilation of terrorists and as the Leader [of the Islamic Revolution] said, if they hit [us] with one [missile], they will be hit with 10 [Iranian missiles],” he concluded.