In an interview with Tasnim, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) deputy commander for operations, Brigadier General Abbas Nilforooshan, said the Zionist regime’s pillars have been rattled and it is heading toward dissolution.
The Israeli officials have realized the regime’s looming downfall and are making every effort to delay such a demise, he said.
Highlighting the economic, social and cultural challenges that have engulfed the Zionist regime, the general said it would be a joke to envisage “hard threats” from the Israeli regime.
He said even the “semi-hard threats” from the Zionist regime have gotten nowhere, adding, “They (Zionists) have halted many of their terrorist measures against Iran because of the timely responses given by the Islamic Republic which has hit their (Israel’s) main ringleaders in the region.”
The general also pointed to the Islamic Republic’s military advances in recent years, saying the IRGC is employing its homegrown submarines.
The IRGC Navy has been working on an area of technology with which the enemy would run into trouble in any confrontation, he added.
Asked about the situation in Afghanistan after its takeover by the Taliban, General Nilforooshan said it is still early to comment on how to deal with the Taliban, who have changed a lot since 2000.
“Ensuring border security, countering (drug) trafficking, and above all the situation of the oppressed people of Afghanistan are among our concerns, but when it comes to dealing with the Taliban, we should wait and see how much the policies announced by that group match their policies in practice,” he stated.
He went on to say that patience with the Taliban could be considered as a strategy.