A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (1 October):
We condemn the recent threats by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps against Israel in the strongest possible terms. Such anti-Israel rhetoric is completely unacceptable. Israel’s right to exist is not negotiable. We urge Iran to commit to maintaining peaceful relations with all states in the region and to take practical steps to de-escalate tensions.
Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) since April 2019, made remarks of this nature at an IRGC conference on 30 September 2019. Salami, further representatives of the IRGC as well as the Revolutionary Guard Corps as an organisation have been listed under the EU sanctions regime “Restrictive measures against Iran” (EU Council Decision 413/2010, Council Regulation (EU) 267/2012) since 2010.