Saudis Lack Military Capability to Change Region’s Status Quo: Iranian Commander
- February, 07, 2016 - 10:54
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top IRGC commander slammed Saudi Arabia for fomenting regional turmoil and backing the Takfiri terrorist groups, but at the same time underlined that the Riyadh regime lacks the ability to cause a change in the region’s developments militarily.
Speaking at a television talk show on Saturday night, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Saudi Arabia’s incapability to influence on the region’s developments militarily.
“Saudis might deploy forces to certain locations symbolically, but those forces will never make any determining function,” the general said.
He also touched on the Al Saud’s long experience of pursuing vicious policies, including financial supports for the Takfiri groups, provoking tensions in the region and causing chaos in the Muslim nations.
In separate comments earlier in the day, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also shrugged off the Saudi regime’s threat to deploy forces to war-stricken Syria as empty bravado.
“I don't think that they (Saudis) would dare do so… This is because their forces are in the form of a classic army and history has proven that they do not have the ability (to enter asymmetric war),” he said.
Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including Daesh (ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 people have been killed and one million wounded during the conflict.