Iranian commander: 100,000 missiles in Lebanon ready to hit Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2016

An arsenal of some 100,000 missiles is based in Lebanon ready to strike Israel, the deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said.

Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami
Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami

“The opportunity to destroy Israel is now better than ever, because tens of thousands of long-range missiles all over the Islamic world are ready to hit Israel immediately upon receiving the order,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in an address on June 30 during Quds Day, Iran’s annual commemoration of the country’s solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Salami also accused Israel of serving as a proxy for American espionage in the Islamic world, stating that “the Palestinian revolution of stones is now turning into a revolution of missiles that will leave Israelis no time to breathe.”

“The era of American and Israeli domination over the Islamic world has lapsed,” Salami said, adding that “the U.S. has lately understood this, and thus it is attempting to change its policy to protect Israel’s security.”

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in Teheran and in 850 other cities in the Islamic Republic on June 30 to mark the annual Quds Day, raising banners with anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans.