"If the Iranians were trying to show their capabilities and to signal to Israel and to the Americans that these missiles are operational, the result was rather different", Channel 2 analyst Ehud Yaari said.
The twin attacks were claimed by the IS group.
Rezaei also called the missile attacks "the message of Iran's authority" to "the supporters of terrorism".
The attack was carried out in the final hours of Sunday, when six mid-range ballistic missiles were fired from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp bases in the western provinces of Kordestan and Kermanshah.
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The attacks in Iran killed eighteen people after gunmen stormed the parliament and attacked a shrine in Tehran last month. The U.S. recently deployed a truck-mounted missile system in Syria as Iranian-backed forces cut off the advance of the U.S. -supported rebels along the Iraqi border.
It has also sent thousands of Shiite recruits to fight in Syria and battle IS in neighbouring Iraq, according to officials.
"We are carrying out operations from inside Iranian territories, like America and Russian Federation, which, as military powers, occupy a special position", Alaeddin Boroujerdi, an Iranian MP who heads the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said in an interview with state TV.
The Washington Post also reported on Sunday that the Pentagon confirmed a US military aircraft shot down a Syrian government fighter jet shortly after USA -backed fighters in northern Syria were bombed by Assad's fighters.
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Russian Federation on Monday threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the us military shooting down a Syrian warplane. It has test-fired a number of missiles since Iran struck the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, including the U.S.
Senior Iranian officials, however, have pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia, Iran's Sunni regional rival.
Regardless of which missile was used, the strike highlights yet another problem: the long term consequences of ballistic missile technology proliferation in the Middle East. The Iranians unveiled the Zolfaghar in September, with a banner saying Iran could destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa [d].
"As we have said many times, we feel free to defend our security and stability, and will do our outmost to contain terrorism, insecurity and instability", he added.
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"I'm sure that because of this neither the USA nor anyone else will take any actions to threaten our aircraft", Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense, told state-owned RIA Novosti news, according to A.P.
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