Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh told the Iranian news agency Young Journalists Club that “current and future generations” of air force pilots are impatient and ready to fight against Israel and eliminate it from Planet Earth.
The Iranian statement came after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that it targeted alleged “military facilities of [Iran’s] Quds Force” at Damascus International Airport in an air strike conducted on 21 January.
Iranian student pilots are currently acquiring the necessary knowledge to be prepared “for the promised day” to destroy Israel.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said in wake of the statements that those who threaten Israel and vow to destroy it would bear “full responsibility”.
Netanyahu urged Iran to “get out of Syria fast”, warning that Israeli air strikes against Tehran’s alleged military targets would continue.
The head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Mohammad Ali Jafari, responded by saying that Iran would keep “its military advisors, revolutionary forces and its weapons” in the Arab Republic, despite the Israeli threats.
He also cautioned Tel Aviv against “playing with the lion’s tail”, promising that otherwise Iranian missiles would “roar and fall on [its] head”.
Israel has been carrying out air strikes on Syrian territory over the past few years, claiming that they are targeting Iranian and Hezbollah forces and warehouses.
Tehran and Damascus have condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Arab Republic on multiple occasions, calling on the international community and the UN to put an end to the hostile air raids.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2019.