Iran increases tension in the Middle East: the Army warned that it has the ability to “crush” its enemies

Abdolrahim Mousavi (center), commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army (Europa Press/Contact/Iranian Army Office) (Europa Press/Contact/Iranian Ar/)

Every step or statement taken by the Iranian regime increases tension in the Middle East, where the focus these days is on the war waged by Israel and the Hamas terrorists – allies of Tehran – in the Gaza Strip. As both sides advance an agreement for the release of Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners, this Tuesday The Islamic Republic issued a warning to its enemies of its military capabilities.

From the Iranian Army air base in the city of Kerman, located in the south of the country, the head of the Army Abdolrahim Mousavi He maintained that the Islamic Republic reached such a level of military capability that it would be in a position to confront any of its enemies.

According to Mousavi, Iranian forces are in a position to defeat their enemies in a “crushing and decisive” way. “This makes them greatly regret wanting to carry out an act of aggression against our country,” he considered.

In that sense, he maintained that Iran’s enemies are aware that it would suffer an “irreparable defeat” in the event of a military confrontation with Tehran.

Mousavi’s words come at a time when tension is growing in the region and amid growing concerns that the conflict could spread to other Middle Eastern countries, as is happening in Lebanon, where Hezbollah terrorists, also allies and Backed by Iran, they attack Israel in support of Hamas.

The Revolutionary Guard, the elite corps of Iran's army
The Revolutionary Guard, the elite corps of Iran’s army

The ayatollah regime denies its participation in the brutal massacre perpetrated by Hamas on October 7. However, heads what is known as the Axis of Resistancean anti-Israel alliance that is also made up of the Palestinian terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, as well as Hezbollah, and the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

This Sunday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Muslim countries to cut diplomatic relations with Israel for its military response to Hamas terrorists in Gaza. “Muslim governments should sever political relations with the Zionist regime at least for a limited period of time,” he said.

The supreme leader also indicated that although some of these countries “have condemned the crimes of the Zionist regime in public meetings,” he questioned whether they have not taken more steps against the Israeli authorities. “This is not acceptable. The main objective is to cut the vital artery of the Zionist regime.”

Along those lines, days ago Esmail Ghaanihead of Iran’s Quds Expeditionary Force, wrote a message to Mohammed Deifcommander of the military wing of Hamas, in which he assured that his country will not allow Israel to defeat the Palestinian terrorist group in Gaza.

In the letter he promised that Tehran, the main sponsor of Hamas, and its allies “will fulfill all our duties in this historic battle.” However, he did not say that Iranian forces will join the war in Gaza.

The most active of these “partners” of Iran is Hezbollah, which since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza has been attacking Israel with constant missile launches. This Tuesday, the Lebanese terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack on a factory belonging to the Israeli defense company Rafael.

According to a statement released by the extremist movement, the projectiles “directly” hit Israeli soldiers who were deployed in the town of Shlomi, in northern Israel.

Hezbollah terrorists attack Israel from Lebanon in support of Palestinian Hamas extremists (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Hezbollah terrorists attack Israel from Lebanon in support of Palestinian Hamas extremists (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) (Hassan Ammar/)

For its part, on Monday Iran denied involvement in the hijacking of a ship in the Red Sea carried out by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who have also launched attacks on Israeli positions in recent weeks.

On Sunday, the Houthis announced the capture of a ship they said belonged to Israel. After what happened, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahudenounced that it was “an Iranian attack against an international ship,” which was heading from India to Turkey.

“This is another act of Iranian terrorism and constitutes another step in Iranian aggression against the citizens of the free world, with international effects regarding the security of maritime routes,” noted the prime minister’s office.

In this context of growing tension in the Middle East, this Tuesday the White House warned that the Russian mercenary group Wagner will reinforce the air defenses of Hezbollah or the Iranian regime. “Wagner, under the direction of the Russian government, is preparing to provide an air defense capability to Hezbollah or Iran,” National Security Council spokesperson told reporters. John Kirby.

The newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Wagner claimed earlier this month that Wagner was preparing to supply the Pantsir-S1, a Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and artillery weapons system known as SA-22.

Kirby announced that Joe Biden’s government is prepared to sanction “Russian individuals or entities that may make these destabilizing transfers.”