TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The shelters constructed by the Zionist regime of Israel will turn into mass graves for Zionists, a top Iranian military commander said.

Speaking at a conference on civil defense, held in Tehran on Monday, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Ataollah Salehi hailed Lebanon and the Hezbollah forces for effective confrontation with the Zionist regime of Israel by using civil defense principles.

The Zionist regime has built shelters to counter threats, but these shelters will turn into mass graves in a future war, the general said.

The former Iranian Army commander also said that Israel’s lack of “strategic depth” has forced the regime to resort to the policy of constructing shelters, noting that the Zionists are well aware that a war which would last for only 11 days will turn the very same shelters into mass graves for them.

Last month, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari reaffirmed support for the battle against the Zionist regime of Israel, which he said is moving closer to its end.

In November 2017, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei described the battle against the Zionist regime of Israel as a “sacred” one and a collective responsibility of the entire Muslim world, recommending efforts to diversify the continued fight against Tel Aviv.