IRGC Commander-in-Chief General Hossein Salami said in a November 27, 2022 speech aired on Ofogh TV (Iran) that Iran will soon witness the collapse of Israel and that it will turn the upcoming "world war" into a "graveyard" for the policies of America, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and their allies. He said that there is no middle ground and that one must choose between the "front of Islam" and the "front of heresy." He added that the Quran instructs Muslims to "not take the Jews and Christians as allies."
Hossein Salami: "Rest assured that we will witness the collapse of the Zionist regime, but we will never witness any serious damage to our revolution.
"We are aware that before the enemy leaves its den, before we set out from our homes, and before the swords clang, the enemy will not be defeated. Today, this opportunity presents itself. Our enemies – America, England, Israel, and the regime of the Saud clan – have left their dens and are overtly meddling in the domestic affairs of this country. We are determined to confront them. We will undoubtedly turn this new battlefield, this great front of great fitnah [strife], this world war, into a graveyard for the policies of America, Israel, and their allies.
"Today is the time to choose. We cannot take the middle ground. We must choose between the front of Islam and the front of heresy. The choice is clear. The choice is clear. The movement that has the support of America and Israel is a filthy and impure movement.
"The Quran instructs us... Note that I am quoting the Lord: 'Oh you who believe, do not take the Jews and the Christians as your allies.'"