Major General Baqeri: Lebanese Hezbollah’s Missile Power Owed to Ex-IRGC Qods Force Deputy Commander
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hailed the efforts made by former Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Brigadier General Seyed Mohammad Hossein Hejazi to help the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group develop a powerful missile program.
“I am aware of what valuable actions this martyr (General Hejazi) has done to resolve Hezbollah’s problems. Only a small part of it pertained to shaping Hezbollah's missile industry in a way that Hezbollah's missiles which enjoy pin-point striking power and high destruction capability are now producing power for the Islamic Front,” General Baqeri said on Sunday, addressing a ceremony to commemorate General Hejazi, a veteran of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s who was suffering the chemical wounds of the war throughout the past several decades and died of heart failure last Sunday evening.
He added that the enemies are aware of only a small part of what General Hejazi has done for the resistance front, and noted, “The reality is more shocking than what they know.”
In relevant remarks on Thursday, new Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh warned the Zionist regime that the resistance forces deployed near Israeli interests are paving the ground for the regime's collapse.
"The occupier Zionist regime should know that the resistance groups are stationed all over the planet next to their bases and are bringing them closer to collapse at any moment," General Fallahzadeh said in the Central city of Isfahan, addressing a ceremony to commemorate his predecessor Brigadier General Hejazi.
"In line with the words made by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the Zionist regime will not see the next 25 years, a now a few years have passed since he made these remarks," he added.
The Second-in-Command of the IRGC's Qods Force further added that the blood of martyrs Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani (the late commander of the IRGC Qods Force) and General Hejazi runs through the veins of Islamic Ummah and their blood will not go in vain.
He also vowed that the Islamic nations will not give up their struggle and "as the Late Imam Khomeini promised, Islam will conquer all the key trenches in the world one after another and the flag of Islam will be hoisted above all heights in the world".
Also, on Monday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami warned the Zionists that their joy over the demise of General Hejazi will not last long, saying that the Palestinian nation will annihilate the Zionist regime.
“I have heard that the Zionists are happy (of General Hejazi’s demise), but we tell the Zionists that their happiness will not last long. They will disappear at the hands of the same nation they have expelled from their land. Do not be happy, we will continue this path and no one will leave this front,” General Salami said, addressing the funeral ceremony of General Hejazi.
He underlined cooperation between late General Hejazi and the Lebanese resistance group, Hezbollah, in the fight against the Israeli occupation and aggression, and said, “Together with the Hezbollah brothers, he set the stage for the annihilation of the rotten Zionist regime.”
“The Zionists had put his name on their assassination list and were looking for an opportunity to attack this great commander,” General Salami said.