Commander Raps US Secretary of State's Stance on Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian military commander denounced the recent remarks made by the US secretary of state against Iran as “foolish”.
“The US secretary of state is so stupid that thinks the Islamic Republic of Iran would give up its certain interests by a military threat,” Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said late on Sunday.
He made the remarks in response to recent comments by Kerry who raised the possibility of a military move against Iran.
“In case of any foolish military move by the US against Iran, we will show the real power of the Islamic Republic to the Americans,” he noted.
He further praised the military might of Iran’s Armed Forces and said, “In a military confrontation, we will act in such a way that we would get rid of the US (threats) forever.”
In an interview with the ABC program “This Week,” John Kerry said of the Iran nuclear negotiations that “It is better to do this by diplomacy than to have to do a strategy militarily which you would have to repeat over and over again and which everybody believes ought to be after you have exhausted all the diplomatic remedies.”
"We are going to test whether or not diplomacy can prevent this weapon from being created, so you don't have to turn to additional measures including the possibility of a military confrontation," Kerry said.