Tehran, Iran – Israel should expect more attacks against its interests in the future, the Iranian armed forces chief of staff warned, days after a rocket launched from Syria landed near a reactor Israeli nuclear power.
Mohammad Bagheri said on Sunday that Israel believed it could hit targets on Syrian soil and launch attacks at sea without repercussions.
“It is certain that the efforts undertaken in recent days and the efforts in the future which will endanger their interests will bring them to their senses, and the future of the resistance front is bright,” he told the journalists.
Bagheri said he had no comment on who was behind the recent attacks, but added that he was convinced that “the resistance front will give the Zionists a fundamental response.”
The Iranian military presented seven new military “achievements” on Sunday that it said included several types of land-based, drone-mounted enemy radar identifiers and disruptors.
The commander’s comments come amid months of heightened tensions between Iran and Israel, which openly opposed talks in Vienna to reinstate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with world powers that would see US sanctions lifted.
The two enemies engaged in point-blank range movements across the region by land and sea which intensified after sabotage of Iran’s main nuclear facilities at Natanz earlier this month, which resulted in a power outage and damaged a number of centrifuges. Iran blamed Israel and vowed “revenge.”
Asked about Iran’s response if Israel continues to attack its interests, Bagheri did not comment on Sunday on the nature of Iran’s response, but said “the Zionist regime will not be quiet.”
An oil tanker was targeted by an alleged drone attack on Saturday night near a refinery in Syria. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency, which has ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, denied reports that the ship was Iranian.
Iranian media covered extensively a missile that was launched earlier this week from Syria and targeted an area near Dimona, where an Israeli nuclear reactor is located, setting off air raid sirens. Israel launched attacks on Syrian soil in response.