Iran threatens Mediterranean closure over Gaza war
Iran threatens Mediterranean closure over Gaza war. An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the Mediterranean Sea could be closed if the United States and its allies continued to commit “crimes” in Gaza, Iranian media reported, without explaining how that would happen.
“They shall soon await the closure of the Mediterranean Sea, (the Strait of) Gibraltar and other waterways,” warned Naqdi.
The potential closure would be retaliation for the United States and its allies supporting “crimes” in the Gaza Strip as part of Israel’s retaliatory war in wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 military attack, the military commander said.
Iran backs Hamas, as well as Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Houthi rebels from Yemen, but has no direct access to the Mediterranean itself – making it unclear exactly how the Guards plan to close off the vast sea.
Naqdi, however, referred to “the birth of new powers of resistance and the closure of other waterways.”
Iran to play important role in destruction of Israel regime
The Lebanese Minister of Labour Mustafa Bairam made the remarks in an interview with Mehr News Agency correspondent on the sidelines of the Tehran International Conference on Palestine on Sunday.
With its operations, Hezbollah has been able to stop the Zionist regime from comprehensive and widespread aggression against Lebanon, which is considered a very important issue, he clarified.
Referring to Iran’s principled strategy of supporting all the oppressed nations, he said, “In the past, Iran supported the people of South Africa to overthrow the apartheid regime, and today, with God’s assistance, it will play a very important role in the destruction of the Zionist racist and apartheid regime from the Palestinian lands.”
Answering a question about the future of the battle between Palestinians and the Israeli regime, he concluded, “I believe that the current conflict and war in the Gaza Strip will end with the victory of the Palestinian nation and Resistance, which will ultimately lead to the realization of the great goals of the Palestinian nation in the formation of an independent state and the overthrow of the Zionist apartheid regime.”
Iran Dismisses US Plans for Future of Gaza
President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi warned the US to ditch its plans for the future of the Gaza Strip because it is the Palestinian people who will decide their own fate. Addressing the “Tehran International Conference on Palestine” on Saturday. “The widespread killing of women and children and the destruction of people’s homes and houses is a deep regret, but even more so is the unquestionable support of countries that claim human rights, such as the United States and some other Western countries. “Today, the biggest crimes are registered in the name of Americans.”
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Calls on Muslim Nations to cut off any ties and assistance to the Zionist criminals
“Even though water, food, medicine and fuel are not reaching these people, they are still standing strong like a mountain and it is this resilience that will lead them to victory, for God is with those who are patient and the signs of victory can be seen today,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
The Zionist regime remains powerless against the Palestinian fighters despite all its equipment and assets, the Leader said, noting that this is another important aspect of this unparalleled confrontation.
“The Zionist regime’s defeat in this incident is equivalent to the defeat of the United States. Today, no one in the world considers the occupying regime, the US and Britain to be any different from each other. Everyone knows that they are one and the same,” the Leader stated, Khamenei.ir reported.
“The Palestinian nation and the Resistance Front and the Front that stands with the Truth gained a great victory by discrediting the West and the US, and by exposing the nature of all of their false human rights claims; because Israel would not have been able to commit all of these crimes had it not been for America’s support. Today, the hideous, monstrous, evil faces of the US and England have been revealed to everyone all around the world,” he noted.
The Leader also denounced some Islamic states for their criminal act of assistance towards the Zionist regime, stressing that “Muslim nations will not forget this issue.”
On the same note, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “Muslim nations should call on their governments to cut off any ties and assistance to the Zionist criminals. If they are not able to cut ties permanently, they should at least do it temporarily in order to put pressure on the evil, cruel and bloodthirsty regime.”
“With God’s help, the Front that stands with the Truth will undoubtedly be victorious and the usurping Zionist regime will be eliminated. I hope that you young people will see that day with your own eyes,” the Leader stated.
It is the duty of Muslim nations “to prevent goods, oil and fuel from reaching the Zionist regime, the regime which itself has blocked off water access to the people of Gaza,” Khamenei said, according to official news accounts.
“Never doubt that the hostile, usurper Zionist regime will be wiped off the world’s map one day. God willing, this is a definite part of the future.”
Israel has already lost the battle in Gaza
By Sayid Marcos Tenório, historian and specialist in international relations.
Zionist Prime Minister and war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel would use all of its military force and soon destroy Hamas… it has failed to achieve its objectives, especially the annihilation of Palestinian resistance.
All of this and much more is happening with the support of the US, the UK and some European countries, before the eyes of the world. It is exposing the inability of the international community and the UN to do anything to stop this genocide due to the arrogance of the US and its brazen use of the veto in the UN Security Council.
The Palestinian resistance continues to stand, hitting hard and inflicting significant losses on the Zionist enemy.
According to Islam, a martyr (Shaheed) is someone who suffers and dies for a just and legitimate cause. In the case of Gaza, they are those who die in the struggle to save their brothers and sisters from Israeli oppression and liberate Palestine from its brutal military occupation.
The achievements of the Palestinian resistance groups since 7 October have surprised Israel and the world, not least the military and technological advances of their forces. Above all else, though, their fighters continue to maintain their courage and willingness to die for the cause, to be martyrs.
Israel has already lost the battle for public opinion around the world; the Zionist occupation state’s unpopularity grows daily.
Closing the Strait of Gibraltar
The question of “How could Iran close the very narrow Strait of Gibraltar between Gibraltar and Morocco?” was raised. The Strait at its narrowest point is only 7.0 nautical miles wide.
The Gibraltar Messenger said, “This will affect Gibraltar, being an UK military base, as it will be tasked with keeping the Strait open, thus bringing it into the war, if the Muslims carry out the threat to close it.”
The world is being divided for the final war. It will boil down to the Kings of the East (Russia and China and their allies, like Iran, Libya and Ethiopia) and The West (The UK and USA and their allies, made up of the descendants of Jacob-Israel). God is helping the Kings of the East so that He can punish The West (The 12 Tribes of Israel for not keeping The Covenants under the penalty clauses written in The Covenants/Contracts with God). And the Muslim nations are being gathered by Russia and China who will help guard them. Russia (Gog) was to gather Persia (Iran) and countries in the Horn of Africa, which are predominately Muslim. The Muslim world encompasses the entire southern flank of the Mediterranean Sea. Thus, when the Ayatollah calls on the Muslim world to prevent goods from getting to Israel and Brigadier General Naqdi says they will close the Mediterranean Sea; who will respond? Muslim Morocco is at the very narrow entrance of the Med. Spain even has a large Muslim population and the entire southern coast of the Mediterranean is Muslim. The only other entrance to the Mediterranean Sea is the Suez Canal, which is controlled by Muslim Egypt. Therefore, it would be quite feasible for the Muslims to close the Mediterranean.
Bible prophecy says a final war is coming. And the world is playing into the hands of the Hidden Hand which is formulating a war between Christians, Jews and Muslims.
What we might end up seeing is merchant ships being attacked in The Med. The Book of Revelation Chapter 17-18 states that Rome and ships will burn – and it just so happens that Rome is a Mediterranean Port. Rome is also the new Babylon and of the Babylonian market-beast system.
Rev. 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city (new) Babylon (Rome), that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
Rev. 18:11 And the merchants of the Earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18:18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What [city is] like unto this great city!
18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
The Gibraltar Messenger also said, “The Muslims see Rome as the capital of the Christian world, and the instigator of the Crusades against the Muslim peoples of the world. So it should be no surprise that they would want to destroy it.”
Also interesting to point out is news of a “better equipped Iranian Navy”:
Iranian Navy Unveils New Military Equipment
The Iranian Navy showcased various military equipment, including indigenous cruise missiles, drones and helicopters, in a ceremony attended by Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on Sunday.
The navy took delivery of a range of new domestically-developed military equipment at a coastal naval base in the port city of Konarak in Southern Iran.
The Islamic Republic’s military doctrine holds that the country’s armed capability solely serves defensive purposes.
During the event, Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani described Talayieh as a smart cruise missile with a range of over 1,000 kilometers which is capable of changing course during flight and choosing a new target before surprising it.
If they would only use the capabilities for defence, what would happen if the West struck first?