IRGC Commander-in-Chief General Hossein Salami said that the U.S. is helpless and has "kneeled before Iran." He made these remarks in a public address that aired on Channel 1 and Ofogh TV (Iran) on May 19, 2021. General Salami added that Iran now sets the terms. He said that two thirds of the Zionist cities became targets for the rockets of the "Palestinian resistance" and that there is not a single "safe point" left for any Zionist. General Salami further said that all the defense systems relied on by the Israeli regime, including David's Sling, Iron Dome, and the Patriot system, were all "left helpless and succumbed under the sheer volume of missiles."
Hossein Salami: "For the first time, thousands of missiles were launched towards Tel Aviv."
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Hossein Salami: "Ashkelon has gone up in flames. The Zionist cities... More than two thirds of that crowded land have become targets to the vast fire of the rockets that the Palestinian resistance fired from Gaza. In all places under Zionist occupation, not a single safe point is left for any Zionist. All the [systems] they had relied on – David's Sling, Iron Dome, the Patriot system – all those rockets defense systems of the Israeli regime were left helpless and surrendered to the sheer volume of missiles. Those systems themselves were hit. Nobody could help them.
"We see no trace of the power and influence of the U.S.. The U.S. is depressed, helpless, and failing. It has kneeled before Iran. It is the great Iran that sets the terms and insists on them. Say: 'Allah Akbar!'"
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