“The (Iranian) Armed Forces’ firm and smart confrontation against threatening attitudes and hostile measures prevents the risk of enemy aggression against the Iranian territories and honorable nation,” General Rashid, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters, said in Tehran on Sunday.
“The costs of such an aggression will be much more than its achievements,” he added, noting, “The dimensions of Iran’s defensive and offensive power will have surprising and incalculable costs for the aggressors.”
General Rashid expressed the hope that the US provocative moves would not endanger regional stability and security.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Genral Rashid advised the US to take lesson from its failed military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, warning that Iran will give a strong and crushing response to any aggression.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces will undoubtedly give a strong response to any aggressive move by enemies against the Islamic Iran’s islands and sea, ground and air borders and will make them regret their deeds,” General Rashid said.
He also cautioned that in case of any war between the US and Iran, no one could control its duration, magnitude, vastness, and said, “The US should have taken a lesson from its mistakes of Iraq and Afghanistan invasions which imposed $7,000bln of expenses (on the US) and 70,000 casualties on these countries, and avoid making an irreversible mistake in its calculations when making decisions.”
He also underscored the Iranian military commanders’ prudence and intelligence superiority to prevent a war, meantime, warning that the country’s Armed Forces are more than ever ready to inflict heavy expenses on the aggressors and make rapid and timely decisions.