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IRGC chief: Israel could be blown up in single operation

The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps indirectly claimed responsibility for a series of attacks against Israeli interests, adding that it takes just one operation to "blow up" Israel.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami at Tehran's Islamic Revolution and Holy Defense Museum during the unveiling of an exhibition of what Iran says are US and other drones captured in its territory, in the capital, Tehran, on Sept. 21, 2019.

"Israel could be blown up in a single operation," said the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami.

Known for his harsh anti-Israeli rhetoric, Salami downplayed the Jewish state's defenses as a security "bulb" that has been "burst" following a series of recent incidents. The Iranian commander enumerated Israel's "vulnerabilities" in "domino-style" attacks, for which he suggested the Islamic Republic's responsibility.

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