Against the backdrop of the statements by the head of the Mossad, Dedi Barnea, that Israel will not hesitate to deal with impending threats, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, Hossein Salami, issued a threatening message today (Thursday). According to his words, "If you continue to threaten, Tehran will be more aggressive, causing your lives to be shorter." This was reported by Itamar Eichner on the ynet website.
As mentioned, this week during the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, the head of the Mossad, Dedi Barnea, described the importance of facing Israel's challenges as part of the lessons learned from the war.
"We must never cease to address the existential threat to the State of Israel. The victory of 1967 seemingly removed any doubt about our ability to continue to exist," said Barnea. He continued, "Today, we know our role and destiny. Our strategic focus revolves around the existential threat – against which we will contend and invest. We must not underestimate the enemy and its capabilities."
Furthermore, he added, "We must not forget that around us there are countries and organizations that continue to strengthen themselves to threaten our peace here. We should not exaggerate the support of our allies in times of crisis – we build our strength and capabilities. We must not diminish the importance of unity in order to survive. Our strength lies in our internal unity."