A senior Iranian official said Monday that Hezbollah’s arsenal of weapons in Lebanon has deemed Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system “a theoretical joke.”

Iran’s Fars News Agency quoted the Iranian Parliament Speaker’s top adviser for international affairs, Hossein Sheikholeslam as saying, “Now Hezbollah has tens of thousands of missiles ready to be fired at Israel.”

Sheikholeslam said that Hezobollah has been able to build its “deterrence power” with the help of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and his late father Hafez Assad, Syria’s former president. […]