TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Saudi Arabia owes its internal security to foreign military forces, deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said, adding that the Al Saud is too weak to become a power.

The Al Saud regime is ensuring the Arab country’s domestic security by hiring a number of brigades from other countries, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a conference in Tehran on Monday.

The Riyadh regime falls far short of the level to become a power, the commander added.

Pointing to an ongoing proxy war in the region, General Salami said Saudi Arabia, acting as proxy for the US, has gone to war with Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, which represents the axis of resistance.

The Palestinian people’s move to set fire to pictures of Saudi rulers indicates rising awareness about “Saudi Arabia’s hegemonic intentions,” he added.

As regards the fate of Israel given the regional developments, General Salami said any war between Israel and another entity, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, would threaten the existence of the Zionist regime.

Thanks to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s power, Israel is no more deemed to be a threat, he underlined.

His comments came against a backdrop of protests across the Palestinian territories following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the new capital of Israel.

Israel has occupied East Quds since the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. Under international law, the area is considered to be occupied territory.