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Publish Date: 15:56 - 31 January 2015
Tehran, YJC. The second-in-command of the IRGC says the Israeli regime is "too small" to be considered a threat by Iran.

A senior commander of the IRGC, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, stated Friday that the Islamic Iran is preparing to militarily defend itself against world powers but Israel is not enough a threat to merit such preparations.

He said Israel’s actions can affect the Islamic Republic’s response to the killing of an IRGC general by the Israeli regime during its latest airstrike on the Syrian section of Golan Heights.

Salami also referred to the resistance movement’s retaliatory attack on an Israeli convoy in the West Bank on Wednesday and said Hezbollah’s rapid reaction revealed its strong political will and firm determination to react to any operation against it.

"Special operations require complicated plans and a long time and when a retaliatory operation is conducted at such a speed, it shows the great power of the forces,” Salami added.

In an attack on an Israeli convoy in northern occupied territories on Wednesday as retaliation, Hezbollah killed 2 Israeli soldiers and destroyed at least 9 military vehicles.

Following that attack, Hezbollah stated that the move was carried out as a revenge for a recent Israeli strike that left several top members of Hezbollah dead

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