Supreme Leader’s Military Aide: Iran’s Armed Forces Ready to Push Back Threats

13920630000126_PhotoISenior Military Aide to the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said that Iranian Armed Forces enjoy the highest level of preparedness to defend the country’s borders, and added that in the case of any assault against Iran, enemies will receive a crushing response.
“Iran will never be the initiator of any war, but it enjoys incredible power to ward off potential aggressors and this power goes beyond the political borders of Iran,” Rahim Safavi stated on Friday, advising Washington and Tel Aviv to eschew thoughts of a military confrontation with Iran.

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.

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.

Both Israel and the US have recently intensified rhetoric against Iran, saying an attack on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear site is impending.

Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.

Iran has also warned that it could close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.

Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.

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