Vice-Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Esmayeel Kosari underlined Iran’s capability to respond to any foreign threat, and said Tehran’s foreign policy is based on “making threats against threats”.
“At present, our foreign policy is based on the Supreme Leader’s expressed views which called for responding threats with threats, and this is our established strategy,” Kosari said, addressing a number of Iranian students in the western city of Hamedan.
Meantime, he downplayed the enemies’ war rhetoric against Iran as empty boastful words, and said, “The US threats and assassinations are psychological war, because their need to oil and protection of israel are the raison d’être behind their presence in the region.”
Kosari’s remarks came after Iranian officials and top commanders said Tehran would not keep quiet over enemies’ threats and would respond to any enemy move, including threats.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on November 10 warned enemies about Iran’s tough response to any aggression or even threat, stressing that the country would respond with full force to any attack.
“Iran is not a nation to sit still and just observe threats from fragile materialist powers which are being eaten by worms from inside,” The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei told students at a Tehran military college at the time.
“Anyone who harbors any thought of invading the Islamic Republic of Iran – or even if the thought crosses their mind – should be prepared to receive strong blows and the steel fists of the military, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and the Basij (volunteer) force, backed by the entire Iranian nation,” The Supreme Leader said.
“Iran will respond with full force to any aggression or even threats in a way that will demolish the aggressors from within”, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei added.
The Supreme Leader said the message was directed at Iran’s enemies, “specially America and its stooges as well as its police dog in the region the Zionist regime (Israel)”.
Yet, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei reiterated that Iran did not intend to invade any country.
Also in November, Israel warned that air strikes could be in the offing against Iran with israeli President Shimon Peres saying that such action was becoming “more and more likely”.
zionist israel and its close ally the United States accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.
Islamic Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Iran has warned that it would target zionist israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.
The United States has also always stressed that military action is a main option for the White House to deter Iran’s progress in the field of nuclear technology.
Iran, in return, has warned it could close the strategic Strait of Hormoz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.
Strait of Hormoz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil lifeline.