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IRGC Commander: US Not Even Thinking of Using Force against Iran

5 November 2017 10:45

 

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s undeniable power in the region, noting that Washington no more speaks of the military option against Tehran.

“The US officials don’t even think of the military option anymore and the US knows that if the capacities of Jihad are activated with all its capabilities, then there will be no Israeli regime left in the near future and if any new war is waged, it will be the US forces who should leave the region,” General Salami said, addressing the participants in rallies on the occasion of Student Day and the National Day of Campaign against Arrogance in the Central city of Qom on Saturday.

Stressing Iran’s regional power, he said, “Today Iran’s role and power is clear and undeniable in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.”

Millions of people, including school and university students, in different cities across the country participated in massive rallies, chanting “Down with the US” and “Down with Israel” slogans to show their strong condemnation of Washington’s policies against Iran.

The Iranian people from all walks of life, including school and university students, took to the streets to mark the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in 1979 and commemorate the National Day of Campaign against Global Arrogance and the National Student Day in massive rallies on Saturday.

Participants in the annual rally in front of the former US embassy in Tehran known by the Iranians as ‘the den of spies’ carried placards deploring the US hegemonic policies in the world, and vowed to follow the path of late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, and renewed allegiance to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

They also blasted the US for non-commitment to its undertakings based on the last year nuclear deal with Iran, and called on the Iranian officials to keep vigilant against Washington’s deception.

Also, during the rallies, one of Iran’s most powerful missiles named Qadr was displayed which is a 2000km-range, liquid-fuelled ballistic missile and can reach territories as far as Israel.

The missile can carry different types of ‘Blast’ and ‘MRV’ (Multiple Reentry Vehicle) payloads to destroy a range of targets. The new version of Qadr H can be launched from mobile platforms or silos in different positions and can escape missile defense shields due to their radar-evading capability.

The rallies were held two days after Ayatollah Khamenei blasted the US for continued hostility towards Iran, stressing that the only way to confront it is resistance.

“Giving in to the US will make it impudent; the only way is to resist,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing thousands of school and university students in Tehran on Thursday on the occasion of the national Student Day.

Referring to the continued US enmities towards Iran, he said, “They are using all the wickedness to destroy the fruit of the nuclear talks, i.e. the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”

“The US is literally the nefarious and major enemy, and it is a fact established not through bias and pessimisms, but through experience, realization of issues, and field facts,’ said Ayatollah Khamenei.

Commenting on the US President Donald Trump’s calling Iranians a “terrorist nation”, the Leader said, “These absurd words show that not only are the Americans an enemy of Iran’s leader and government, but they also hold a grudge against Iranian people who have tirelessly resisted against them.”

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