Senior officer in the Revolutionary Guards claims Hezbollah’s arsenal rivals Hamas’s.
Iranian officials are closely studying the progress of Operation Protective Edge, in light of concern over Israel airstrikes on its nuclear facilities and its ongoing quest to destroy Israel.
Hossein Salami G’anshin, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, said in this context that the war in Gaza is an introduction prior to the collapse of Israel, noting that Hezbollah has become a very powerful factor that can launch missiles “non-stop” on all the cities of Israel.
The Naval commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Ali Fadawi, said at a meeting with senior officers that following the war, the Iranian army should place emphasis on strengthening deterrence and defense capabilities in order to bring down Israel.
Iran recently stated that it provided “rocket technology” to Hamas before the current conflict, denying that it provided the actual rockets but claiming it provided data and research.
Iran has provided Hamas and Islamic Jihad with long-range missiles such as the Fajr-5 and M302.
Iran has also been explicitly linked with Hezbollah and has been accused of using the group to further its aims in war-torn Syria.
Full article: Iran: Hezbollah Can Fire Rockets ‘Nonstop’ at Israel (Arutz Sheva 7)