Iranian Commander: Front Line Now in Southern Lebanon

(Times of Israel) Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, boasted of Iran's robust influence in the Middle East Saturday, claiming victory in Syria, and said that his country's first line of defense is now the Lebanese border with Israel. "Our frontmost line of defense is no more [in southern Iran], rather this line is now in southern Lebanon [on the border] with Israel, as our strategic depth has now stretched to the Mediterranean coasts and just to the north of Israel," Safavi told a group of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) veterans, the semi-official Fars news outlet reported.

2014-05-05 00:00:00

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