IRGC Style Corps Will be Established in Syria, Says Top Iranian Military Commander


Commander of the Iran’s Basij force, a subordinate of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi said on Friday that a new corps like Lebanon’s Hezbollah or IRGC would be established in Syria to wipe out Israel.

“Forming Hezbollah was a result of enemy’s invasion to Lebanon and now, hezbollah has a [surprising] weapon that they [enemies] don’t expect,” Naghdi said during an speech to a demonstration after Tehran’s Friday prayers against recent Israeli air strikes to Syria.

“Hamas also formed in reaction to Israeli occupation of Palestine. And with god’s will, a powerful force will be established in Syria and will wipe out Israel,” he said.

Criticizing some Arab countries diplomacy with Israel, he said: “Leaders of Arab countries should know that the Muslim nations are aware and [any kind of] support from Israel will have a miserable fate for them.”

The head of Hezbollah, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah, in an address televised to an audience in Beirut on Thursday said he is ready to receive “game changing” weapons from Syria.

Syria is believed to be a conduit for Iranian weapons bound for Hezbullah and Palestinian resistance groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.




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