The Revolutionary Guard now denies that Iran took part in the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Hosein Salami (Europa Press) (Europa Press/Contact/Rouzbeh Fo/)

The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary GuardHossein Salami denied this Thursday that the Hamas massacre of October 7 had the participation of the Persian regime, after a spokesman for the elite force stated that the attack against Israel was revenge for the death of the general Qasem Soleimani.

Salami maintained that the offensive carried out by Hamas was “a totally Palestinian operation and no one outside Palestine intervened when it came to creating this great surprise”.

In this way, he disavowed the controversial statements made on Wednesday by the spokesman of the Revolutionary Guard, Ramzan Sharif, who said that these attacks were “one of the revenges” for the death of Soleimani, former head of the Quds Force, in a bombing. American in Iraq in 2020.

“The spokesperson of the Revolutionary Guard mentioned that the ‘Al Aqsa Flood’ operation was revenge for Qasem’s martyrdom, but These matters are independent”Salami stressed.

According to Iran InternationalSalami also promised that Revenge for Soleimani’s death will come at the right time.

Hours after the spokesperson’s statement, even Hamas denied the version. “We deny the validity of what was stated by the spokesman of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Ramzan Sharif, regarding the ‘Al Aqsa Flood’ operation,” said a statement from the terrorist group.

“We have repeatedly stated the motives and reasons for the operation, the main one being the dangerous threats against the Al Aqsa mosque,” ​​the text stressed, according to the Palestinian news agency. maan. In this sense, he stressed that “any response from the Palestinian resistance comes as a reaction to the occupation and aggression (by the Israeli authorities) against the Palestinian people and their sacred places.”

Salami’s denial was made in the Razi Moussavi’s funerala senior Revolutionary Guard official who died on Monday in an Israeli Army bombing of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers at Razi Moussavi's funeral (WANA/Reuters)
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers at Razi Moussavi’s funeral (WANA/Reuters) (WANA NEWS AGENCY/)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the prayers and highlighted during the ceremony, held in the capital, Tehran, in the presence of thousands of people, that Moussavi is a “martyr.” The crowd repeatedly chanted “death to Israel.”

Iran will next week mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Soleimani, who led the IRGC’s Quds Force for more than a decade.

Iranian state media says an Israeli missile strike on Monday near Damascus, the Syrian capital, killed Moussavi, a Quds Force general and the highest-ranking Guard commander killed since Soleimani.

The Israeli military, which has launched hundreds of attacks against Iran-linked targets in war-torn Syria in recent years, said only that it does not comment on foreign media reports.

(With information from Europa Press and AFP)