Khamenei adviser: US attack on Iran could set off a ‘full-fledged war’

November 20, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader, who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate, on Thursday warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a ‘full-fledged war’ in the Middle East.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Hossein Dehghan struck a hard-line tone familiar to those in Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in which he served in before becoming a defense minister under President Hassan Rouhani.

‘We don’t welcome a crisis. We don’t welcome war. We are not after starting a war, but we are not after negotiations for the sake of negotiations either,’ he told AP.

He stressed in the interview that any negotiations with the West could not include Iran’s ballistic missiles, which he described as a ‘deterrent’ to Tehran’s adversaries…”  (More bragging and blustering from Iran.  In 2016 the Global Firepower list puts the United States as the number 1 military power in the world.  Israel ranks as number 16, and Iran is ranked as number 21.  On May 19, 2019 President Trump tweeted: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”  See the next report.)

No limit to where Iran can defend itself, Guards say

November 20, 2020 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards are not tied to ‘a specific geographical area’ in defending the ‘vital interests’ of the Islamic republic, its commander said Thursday, in an apparent retort to Washington.

Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami, quoted on the official Guards website, Sepahnews, spoke after The New York Times on Monday said that Donald Trump had recently asked top aides about the possibility of striking Iran’s nuclear facilities.

But senior US officials dissuaded Trump ‘from moving ahead with a military strike,’ warning that such an attack could escalate into a broader conflict in the last weeks of his presidency, the Times wrote.

Salami noted Iran’s position in the energy-rich Gulf, calling it a ‘strategic region for the world economy’ in which Iran has ‘a privileged and unique role in ensuring the safety of the maritime expanse’.

Salami was speaking at the inauguration of a new warship equipped with ‘missile systems’, a helipad and capabilities to launch drones from, as well as to transport speedboats, Sepahnews said.

‘We are not limited to a specific geographic area to defend our security and our vital interests,’ Salami said.

‘If some want to threaten the interests of this great nation and country, they will certainly not be safe anywhere on Earth,’ he added…”

Iranian TV on Iran’s ballistic missile arsenal, narrator says: Missiles meant for Israel

November 18, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “IRINN TV (Iran) aired a report about Iran’s missile capabilities, with an emphasis on the missiles capable of striking Israel, reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

The narrator described the range, capabilities, and warhead capacities of various families of Iranian missiles, including Shahab, Fateh, Sejjil, Ghiam, Emad, and Fajr.

He elaborated that Hezbollah holds a large supply of Fateh-class missiles, which he claimed are the most accurate Iranian missiles, and he added that they can be used to target Israeli naval vessels and all of Israel’s territory. In addition, he also said that Palestinian fighters have been using the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 missiles to target Israeli cities…” (Israel will never be destroyed.  God has declared His love for Israel from its very beginning: And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.  None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.  And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live… Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil – Ezekiel 16:4 – 6; 9.  Deuteronomy 7:6-8 states: For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.  The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:  But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.  Despite the rantings and ravings of the world: …let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance – Psalm 83:4, God has promised: …I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off – Isaiah 56:5.)