General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, said on Wednesday that the $38 billion aid deal between the U.S. and Israel just made Iran even more determined to strengthen its military.
Iran’s chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military. In comments broadcast live on Iranian state TV, Gen Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said the U.S.-Israel aid deal:
“[W]ill make us more determined in strengthening the defense power of the country.”
The United States signed a new security agreement with Israel that will give the Israeli military $38 billion over the course of 10 years. Much to the ire of Iran, the hardliner regime still doesn’t recognize Israel as a country; Iran does however, financially support anti-Israel terror factions such as Hamas and Hezbollah. The latter group making its own direct threats to hit Israel with missiles and give Israel the biggest war ever.
During a military parade in Bandar Abbas, Iran unveiled its newest missile – Zolfaghar – which had a quote by the Ayatollah written on it directed at Israel stating that Iran would “annihilate Tel Aviv and Haifa.” Tasnim news agency, a semi-official Iranian state media agency, stated the Zolfaghar is a long range ballistic missile with a cluster warhead and an effective range of 750 kilometers (approximate 466 miles).
The annual military parade marked the 36th anniversary of the start of 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq that killed more than a million people.