A high-ranking Iranian military commander has roundly dismissed the recent Israeli allegation that Tehran sought to send missiles to the blockaded Gaza Strip as a dirty psychological operation against the Islamic Republic, Press TV reported.
"The Americans' and Israel' move, which both the White House and Tel Aviv have acknowledged to be a coordinated and joint action, is a step intended for Iranophobia and staged through filthy media campaign as well as unremitting falsehood rampant in the culture of liberal democracy," Deputy Chairman of Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri stated in Tehran on Sunday.
He said that the world public opinion is well-aware of baseless and false allegations being made by Americans and Israelis, adding, "Unsubstantiated claims will have no effect on Iranians' strong will and determination to retain their inalienable rights in different areas. Their fake and repetitious media products as well as psychological warfare would yield nothing but defeat and disgrace, and would deepen the Iranian nation's and even the world nations' distrust of them."
"Westerners should seriously reconsider their warmongering policies against freedom-seeking nations and the oppressed people of Palestine, and renounce their terrorist and inhumane acts," Jazayeri pointed out.
On Thursday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied Israeli claims about capturing an arms shipment from Iran to Gaza, and described them as "failed lies".
Israel earlier claimed that its naval forces had raided a ship in the Red Sea and seized dozens of rockets from Iran destined to reach Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza.
In Gaza, Hamas and Islamic Jihad also rejected the Israeli accusation.