Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi downplayed the US officials’ war rhetoric against Tehran, and said Washington will even be defeated in the diplomatic showdown against Iran.
“The enemy has used every tool to put more pressure (on Iran), but it is completely clear and obvious that the conditions in the Islamic Iran and its capabilities, preparedness and the national will, and at the top of them its good leadership, are fully different from the other countries,” Izadi said on Sunday.
He referred to the failures of the enemies, specially the US, in the last decade wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and said the conditions in Iran are different from the other regional states and “therefore they know that they cannot succeed with military moves, and they just brag and made boastful remarks like ‘the military option is on the table’ in a bid to advance in diplomatic arenas”.
Izadi noted the current talks between Tehran and the world powers, and expressed the hope that the Iranian officials would not allow the US to succeed on the diplomatic scene.
In relevant remarks in December, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani downplayed Washington’s war rhetoric against Tehran, and underlined that the US has collapsed in all the three arenas of economy, politics and military.
“The Americans and (US President Barack) Obama are lying when they assert that all options are on the table against Iran,” Soleimani said in the Southeastern city of Sirjan.
“That the Americans say we have brought Iran to its knees by pressures and sanctions is nothing more than a lie, rather it is the US which has collapsed in political, economic and military arenas which are considered as the main elements of power,” he added.
Soleimani noted the US failures in the three aforementioned areas, and reminded that the US has the largest volume of debts in the world. “The US has also failed in the military aspect in any country against which it has waged a war, including Iraq and Afghanistan,” he added.
In the political field, he said, the US is also the most hated country in the world, meaning that it has fallen down in every aspect of power.