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IRGC Deputy Commander: Iran’s Deterrence to Harm US in Any Possible War

30 August 2018 11:44

Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for Political Affairs Brigadier General Rasoul Sanayee Raad warned Washington of Iran’s high deterrence power, saying that the US is not able to work out an international consensus against Tehran.

“War against Iran will have nothing for the US but heavy costs and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s deterrent power can inflict heavy damage on the US,” General Sanayee Raad said on Wednesday.

He noted that US President Donald Trump does not enjoy the capability to form a consensus and coalition for a war against Iran, and said, “If a war happens today, increased energy prices will inflict heavy expenses on the European states.”

“The US has understood that there will be no ultimate victory in case it opens war against Iran and that it cannot guarantee avoiding it from becoming a war of attrition,” General Sanayee said.

In relevant remarks in April, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami warned enemies against any aggressive moves against Iran, stressing that the country’s armed forces would give a crushing response to any hostile action.

“Any miscalculation and mistake will receive a crushing response; I advise everyone never to test the Iranian nation’s power,” General Hatami said, addressing a ceremony in the Northwestern city of Tabriz.

“Iran is a mighty power in defense field in the region and we can attain our goals and defend our interests and security mightily,” he added.

General Hatami said that Iran is at high levels of defense power and active deterrence and has managed to foil enemies’ plots and proxy forces even beyond its geographical borders with the help of its friends.

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