Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that Iran is so powerful that it can stand up to any kind of option that enemies may choose, implying that the US cannot force Iran to accept its terms in the nuclear talks through sabre-rattling.
Salami demanded the Iranian team of negotiators to stand firm in the talks, stressing that the IRGC is so powerful that the US and its allies cannot intimedate Tehran into accepting its terms.
“Today the IRGC can act in the most successful form possible against any kind of enemy option,” Salami said in Tehran on Friday.
“We have gathered so much power that if the enemy makes use of its options all at once, it won’t gain anything but defeat, retreat (from its stances) and humiliation,” he said.
His remarks came after US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that there is an opportunity to resolve disputes over Iran’s nuclear energy program but reiterated that Washington reserves “all options” against Iran, alluding to military action.
In relevant remarks in February, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan warned Washington against a military move against Iran, and said the US is moving towards a final collapse.
“Based on the remarks of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei), the world arrogance is moving on a historical twist and if it repeats its wrong method against Iran, it will no doubt have no destiny, but decomposition like the Soviet Union,” Pourdastan said in the Western city of Kermanshah.
He further reiterated that the US is moving on the path of collapse.
Pourdastan also, underscored the Iranian Armed Forces’ preparedness to defend the country, and said even the US has always acknowledged the crucial importance of Iran’s sensitive position in the region.