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IRGC Deputy Commander: Any War in Region Entails Annihilation of US

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Deputy Commander for Political Affairs Brigadier General Yadollah Javani warned that in case of war in the region, no US soldier would return home unharmed.

“The Americans threaten that they will attack Hashd al-Shaabi’s units and bases, and I believe Hashd has shown nobility and self-restraint” in reaction to the US so far, General Javani said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Ittijah news website on Tuesday, and warned if Iraqi popular forces decide to open war on the US, everyone should wait for new scenes and results.

“The Americans should not forget how their military men were pampered not to face problem,” he said sarcastically, after reports by IRGC top commanders said two years ago that the US soldiers had left huge stockpiles of pampers in some evecuated bases and bunkers.

General Javani said the security agreement with Iraq meant to open up a face saving way for the US to escape the country, and noted that the reactions and results that followed the arrest of Hashd al-Shaabi members some while ago has a lot to say.

General Javani said that the Americans have failed in all wars that they entered and do not see themselves in a situation to confront the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian nation in a war, noting that the US recent deployment of warships in the Persian Gulf under a media hype implies their fear of Iran.

“Actually, we believe that every time the Americans deploy their warships in the Persian Gulf, war is less possible because they are well aware that their deployment in the Persian Gulf means their death and annihilation since it would be impossible for the Americans to leave the Persian Gulf safely if war breaks out in the region,” he warned.

In relevant remarks last Tuesday, IRGC Top Commander Major General Hossein Salami said that the US has now been isolated in the world and is withdrawing from the region.

“Today the US, which has been exerting pressures to isolate Iran, has itself been isolated. The US has gradually lost its political influence in the region and the world and has been marginalized in the political developments and failed to score any victory in the battlefield,” General Salami said, addressing Iranian lawmakers in Tehran.

He referred to the US role in the formation of ISIL terrorist group, and said Iran defused Washington’s plots in this grand battlefield and prevented materialization of its political wishes to restructure the Middle-East politically.

“The US is now withdrawing while it is tired, worn-out and debilitated,” General Salami said.

Also, in June, General Salami referred to the protest rallies across the US, saying that Washington’s power is decreasing earlier than expected.

“Today, we are witnessing the early and rapid decline of our big enemies, specially the US,” General Salami said.

He added that while the US was able to conceal its real face before the public opinion in recent years, today its crimes have been disclosed in a way that the American people, themselves, set fire at the US flag.

“All symbols used by the US to introduce itself and display an unreal face to the world are now collapsing and the US is tearing apart the image that it had created for itself,” General Salami said.

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