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Official: US Disappointed at Military Option against Iran

Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that Washington has resorted to non-military hostile actions, including cyberattacks, after it found itself incapable of military confrontation against Iran.

“The Americans have no option in the military sector and they pursue the approach of avoiding war with us,” General Jalali said on Friday.

“That is why we are witnessing a new hybrid model of war from them, in which war occurs at the level of infrastructures, some of which rely on modern technologies that we use,” he added.

General Jalali explained that civil defense strategies are new, scientific, deep, and layer-by-layer in infrastructure.

“Today, when we see the enemy attacking the fuel system, it is a piece of hybrid warfare pattern in which cyber technology is used to disrupt the system and impose its consequences on the people,” he said.

“The Americans have started a new war with us, known as the hybrid war,” the General reiterated. “This war involves a combination of technological components that can be turned into protest pressure and cut off services needed by the people.”

“Hence, it is a bridge between technology, services, and infrastructure and transferring them to the sphere of people’s lives. So this war has three basic dimensions that we need to pay attention to.”

“Service providers need to take passive defense warnings seriously, in which case the accuracy of their actions can be very effective. For example, our hospitals need to have an emergency power generator, and it is not acceptable for a hospital to have its services disrupted by a power outage,” he said.

General Jalali also said the latest operation conducted by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to release a shipment of US-stolen Iranian oil once again disgraced the US before the world’s eyes.

“On the anniversary of the Day of the Fight against Global Arrogance, we witnessed the confrontation of the heroes of the IRGC Navy with the Americans, which once again showed the humiliation, disgrace and decline of the United States to the world,” he said.

General Jalali noted that the fight between Iran and the US will continue as long as “Iran is Islamic and America is of arrogant nature”.

Most of Washington’s approaches are wrong and doomed to failure, the General said, describing the US as a defeated country that is in its worst period of life.

Earlier, General Jalali had said that the US and the Israeli regime were behind the last month cyberattack that disrupted fuel delivery at the country’s gas stations.

Recently, the IRGC naval forces fought off a US attempt to steal an Iranian oil cargo in the Sea of Oman in a flagrant violation of international rules, seen as yet another move to escalate tensions against Tehran.

The US seized a tanker carrying Iranian oil for exports in the waters of the Sea of Oman and transferred its crude shipment to another tanker, voyaging towards an unknown destination.

The IRGC naval forces took immediate action to surround the tanker and landed troops on the deck of the vessel in heliborne operations and directed it towards the territorial waters of Iran.

Then several US military helicopters and warships rushed to seize the tanker but failed thanks to the decisive and mighty action of the Iranian naval forces.

The American forces again attempted to block the path of the tanker by more warships and helicopters, but were again pushed back. The oil tanker is currently in the territorial waters of Iran.

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