The spokesman for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Saturday that Iran’s recent show of force in military drills was acting as a deterrent for Israel’s “empty threats” against Tehran.

Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif claimed that Israel had subdued its rhetoric against Iran in the wake of military drills held by Tehran.

Most recently, Tehran held a five-day annual exercise last month which culminated in the firing of multiple ballistic missiles that generals said were a warning to Israel and included a mock strike on Israel’s nuclear facility.

“After the exercise, the Zionists’ prime minister officially ordered their military figures not to talk about Iran at all,” Sharif claimed in an interview with al-Alam news channel, cited by the Fars news agency.

Sharif said Iran assessed that Israel was interested in carrying out strikes against its nuclear program, but that the location of the sites would prevent it. READ MORE

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