IRGC Top Commander: Enemies Understand Language of Weapon Better
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the Iranian nation’s enemies understand the language of force and weapons better.
“The enemies are more familiar with the language of weapons and we also intend to confront them with the same language,” Jafari said, addressing Iranian cadets in a ceremony in the presence of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei at Imam Hossein University – a renowned IRGC military academy – in Tehran on Wednesday.
He, meantime, underlined that the IRGC weapons are only used for justice-seeking and fighting cruelty.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Jafari dismissed the US officials’ renewed military threats against Iran as ridiculous remarks.
“Today, the Islamic Iran’s pride and might has made the world’s biggest materialistic and military powers kneel down before the Islamic Republic’s might,” Jafari said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern city of Semnan.
“The military option that the westerners speak of constantly is ridiculous and they know that if the military option could have produced any result, they would have already used it many times, and today they have shifted their focus to other types of threat and to the soft war front,” he added.
The IRGC top commander further warned of enemies’ attempts to create insecurity in the neighboring countries to make Iran insecure, and said despite all these plots Iran is considered as an island of stability and tranquility in the region.
His remarks came after US Secretary of State John Kerry, who leads his country’s team in the nuclear talks with Iran, in a charm offensive to rebuild ties with Israel over the Iran policy said recently that military action is still among possible options for Washington.
Also this month, Ayatollah Khamenei dismissed the US war rhetoric against Iran as empty and boastful remarks, but meantime, warned that Tehran would not negotiate under threat.
“This is not acceptable that the opposite side continues making threats simultaneous with the talks,” the Leader said, addressing a public meeting with teachers here in Tehran.
He further noted the remarks made by two US officials in recent days who had alleged that military threats against Iran are still alive, and said, “Negotiation under the ghost of a threat is meaningless and the Iranian nation does not tolerate negotiation under the shadow of threat.”
“First of all, you can’t do a damn thing,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in response to the two US officials, and added, “Secondly, as I had already stated during the term of the former US president, the era of hit-and-run attacks is gone and the Iranian nation will not let go anyone intending to make an aggression” against it.
Meantime, he said the US needs the nuclear talks, at least, as much as Iran does, and pointed out that Iran is willing to put an end to the sanctions, while the US officials need to leave a legacy behind as “they are deeply in need to make this claim that they have made Iran sit to the negotiating table and imposed certain points on it”.
The Supreme Leader underlined that now everyone in Iran knows pretty well that the country’s economic problems are not resolved through the removal of the sanctions, “rather resolving economic problems requires our own planning, will and ability, no matter the sanctions are in place or not”.
“Of course, if the sanctions are removed, the economic problems could be solved more easily, but their resolution will be possible if the sanctions continue,” he added.
The Iranian leader further reminded the country’s team of negotiators once again to pay good heed to the redlines, “but never allow the other side to impose its will, exercise force, humiliate or threaten you”.