Iran’s IRGC Quds Force Chief Poses New Threats

On March 7, IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Qaani issued a threat towards Israel, the latest in a series of threats by the Iranian regime. This threat follows messages from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, indicating a potential escalation in tensions in the region in the coming weeks.

Qaani specifically targeted Israel and other countries associated with Israel, likely referring to the US. According to Iranian pre-government Fars News media, the IRGC Quds Force commander emphasized that the resistance front has not yet fully utilized its military and deterrent capabilities.

Qaani boasted about a regional war where the “regional resistance” poses a threat to Israel as a collective front. Iran has established various fronts, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen, with capabilities and capacities to challenge Israel.

There were hints of potential surprises in the future, hinting at a united effort across different regions against Israel, including Gaza, the West Bank, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria. This rhetoric coincides with the upcoming Ramadan holiday.

Ramadan ceasefire

While Western nations advocate for a ceasefire during Ramadan, Iran and its proxies are reportedly gearing up for a possible regional offensive during the holiday period. Fars News reported on a past operation by Hamas in October and Iran’s involvement in casualties.

The Iranian media highlighted attacks by resistance groups in the region, targeting Israeli-linked vessels and territories with rockets, missiles, and drones. Iran and its allies justify these attacks as part of their resistance against Israel, portraying them as strategic moves against the occupiers.

Recent incidents, such as Hezbollah’s attack in Lebanon and the Houthis’ naval assault, demonstrate this pattern of violence under the guise of resistance. Despite the deceptive labeling, these attacks indicate a serious threat, especially considering Iran’s history of following through on its threats.