Commander: Iran to Endanger Enemies’ Vital Interests if Threatened

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned enemies to avoid threatening Iran, warning that Tehran is now able to threaten enemies’ vital interests in response.

“Today, if the enemy threatens our vital interests, we will be able to threaten enemy’s vital interests equally and even more and the enemy has already witnessed this capability in intelligence and economic wars (with us),” Salami said, addressing a security conference here in Tehran today.

“And in doing so, we will use all ruling system’s active and passive capacities,” Salami said.

Israel and its close ally the United States accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.

Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Iran has warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.

The United States has also always stressed that military action is a main option for the White House to deter Iran’s progress in the field of nuclear technology.

In response, Iran has warned it would hit the US, Israel and their worldwide interests and close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.

Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.

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