Tehran, 7 Dzulqa’dah 1435/2 September 2014 (MINA) – Iran’s defense minister has hailed the victory of Palestinian resistance groups in the latest Israeli assault on Gaza, saying the Tel Aviv regime will never emerge victorious in any future war.
“The occupying Zionist regime will no longer be the victor of any war, and it does not even have the power to decide on entering a new war, and their threats are merely a political bluff,” said Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Monday.
The Iranian defense minister praised the capabilities of Palestinian resistance groups, saying that they have the upper hand and can achieve their goals in the face of Israeli threats, according to Press TV report quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
Israel’s “humiliating” defeat in its deadly war on the blockaded Gaza Strip shows the failure of Washington’s policies, said Dehqan, stressing that the time has come for the US to accept the realities on the ground in the Middle East and stop supporting Tel Aviv and meddling in the region’s affairs.
“Any new adventurism by Israel in the region will definitely take this fake regime closer to the end of its…life and will strengthen the resolve of Palestinian resistance groups to respond to Tel Aviv’s warmongering,” Dehqan added.
The Israeli military unleashed aerial attacks on Gaza in early July and later expanded its military campaign with a ground invasion into the Palestinian strip. Over 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, lost their lives and some 11,000 were injured in the raids.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under sharp criticism by many Israeli officials, including members of his own coalition, after reaching a truce deal with the Palestinian resistance groups on August 26.
Many in Israel believe that the regime has failed to establish a clear victory in the offensive, which took a heavy economic toll on Tel Aviv and killed nearly 70 Israeli soldiers. (T/P3/IK)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)