Iran to Threaten Enemy from Within if Attacked: IRGC Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Tuesday said if Iran comes under attack, it will threaten the enemy from within.
Addressing a gathering of Imam Hossein University graduates in Tehran, Jafari stated that the military option considered by the enemy against Iran is the plan to launch missile and air raids on sensitive and nuclear sites in Iran.
“But" Jafari said "they (enemies) know well that, (in case of an attack) we will not let go of them but will threaten them from within."
The IRGC commander at the same time underlined that the enemy is scared of launching an extensive, prolonged land invasion against Iran.
Despite an interim agreement reached in November between Iran and the sextet of world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, US officials have been repeating their war-mongering rhetoric against Iran in recent weeks.
They have insisted that the military option against Tehran is still on the table.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, has referred several times to the availability of the military option against Iran.
In an interview on January 23, Kerry said that if Iran resumes uranium enrichment beyond the five-percent level, “then the military option that is available to the United States is ready and prepared to do what it would have to do.”
A number of senior Iranian officials have slammed the belligerent rhetoric.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi described threats against the Iranian nation as a grave mistake, adding that the US is unable to take action against the country.