Iran Warns to Set Fire to Enemy’s Economic, Political Interests in Case of War
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami in threatening remarks on Thursday warned Israel and the US that the Iranian Armed Forces will annihilate all their interests in case they take the slightest military move against Iran.
“We monitor their acts day and night and will take every opportunity to set fire to all their economic and political interests if they do a wrong deed,” Salami said, addressing Basiji (volunteer) forces in Tehran on Thursday.
Alluding to the US and Israel, he warned that in case of enemy action, Iran will “cut off enemies’ hands and fingers will then send its dust to the air”.
In relevant remarks in July, Salami played down the US officials’ war rhetoric against Iran, warning that the US knows its slightest hostile move would receive a crushing response.
“Today the US knows that the slightest move against the Islamic Iran will ruin its house of dream,” Brigadier General Salami said.
He pointed to the US officials’ catch phrase “all military option are still on the table” even after the Vienna nuclear agreement, and said, “The Americans have always resorted to bullying because they lack diplomatic skills… .”
On May 7, Brigadier General Salami stressed that the country had prepared itself for the worst case scenario.
“We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal and is simple to digest for US; we welcome war with the US as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power,” Salami said in an interview with the state-run TV at the time.