Tasnim – The cowardly and brutal crimes committed by the Zionist regime have pushed it closer to downfall, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami said.
In a meeting with the family of recently-assassinated Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the IRGC commander said the occupying Zionist regime’s cowardly measures have pushed Israel closer to downfall and collapse.
“The Zionist regime and its cohorts will definitely pay the price for such barbaric crimes, and the great Iranian nation will take a harsh revenge on them (Zionists) at the proper time,” the commander added.
The recent brutal assassination attack on Fakhrizadeh brought glory to the late figure, who, like top commander Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, had taken revenge on Americans several times, the IRGC chief stated.
In remarks on Tuesday, Major General Salami said Iran will choose how to respond to the assassination of the prominent scientist.
“The enemies must expect the Islamic Republic of Iran’s reactions with the quality and conditions that we’d choose ourselves,” the commander said.
Fakhrizadeh, a senior nuclear and defense scientist, was assassinated by unknown gunmen in a small city east of Tehran on November 27.
In a message after the incident, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on all relevant administrators to “investigate this crime and firmly prosecute its perpetrators and its commanders” and “to continue the martyr’s scientific and technological efforts in all the sectors where he was active.”