The Islamic Republic has shaped the structure of its military power with a conceivable confrontation with the US and its allies in mind, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said.
“For years, we have been building power on the presumption of a widespread war with the US and its allies, and have developed all our capacities and capabilities for decisive victories over such enemies,” the general said in a gathering of senior IRGC commanders in Tehran on Tuesday.
“Before political and diplomatic options, we have gotten prepared for a military option,” Major General Jafari underlined.
He then made it clear that Iran does not welcome any war, but if the time comes for a military confrontation, it will be regarded as an opportunity like the Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s, reiterating that, like in the past, the US will not be able “to do a damn thing”.
The commander also pledged that the IRGC will press ahead with its missile program, saying new missiles with more accuracy and destructive power will continue to be mass produced.
The top general also highlighted the extensive plans the IRGC has prepared to show appropriate reaction to the “stupid” conducts by the Arab allies of the US.
“Regimes like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and their peers are symbols of modern political underdevelopment, and the IRGC… has made preparations for response to their rudeness and stupid behavior, which derives from reliance on the US power,” General Jafari pointed out.
He further deplored certain Arab states for their disgraceful support for Israel as well as the killing of innocent people in Yemen and Palestine, noting that Arab nations will soon seek revenge.