A top military advisor of the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei warned the US and Israel to avoid military moves against Iran, cautioning that any aggression against the country would be reciprocated with a crushing blow to vulnerable enemy targets.
Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi warned that in case of a military attack, Iran would strike back at its enemies with equal force and with reciprocal levels of damage.
“We don’t have direct access to the US territory, but Americans have a number of bases and interests in the region. Americans have more than 20 bases and 100,000 forces in the region, they can all be threatened by Iran, and Americans know it very well,” Rahim Safavi told FNA.
He further reiterated that the US forces in the Middle East “are very vulnerable”.
Safavi, a former commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said that in the case of a military strike against Iran by Israel, Iran’s reprisal would be even harsher.
“We don’t have any limitations…and our long-range missiles can confront Israel effectively. There is no place in Israel that is not within the range of our missiles,” Safavi said.
He also said that if Israel launched strikes against Iran, in the first two weeks, 1 million Jews would flee from Israel.
However, Major General Safavi said that he believed Iran does not face a “significant military threat” in the current year. He said that the economic situation in the United States and Israel was the reason why those countries wouldn’t start a new war in the region. If the United States and Israel did launch a war, Safavi said that its end would not be under their control but in the hands of the Islamic Republic.
Safavi also accused Iran’s “enemies” of trying to promote the idea that the country is under the threat of an imminent military attack.
In March, the Supreme Leader said that in the face of aggression Iran would retaliate on the same level. Khamenei also said that Iran did not have nuclear weapons and had no intention of producing them.
Safavi praised the Supreme Leader for what he described as his “brilliant” fatwas against nuclear and chemical weapons, in which he declared weapons of mass destruction “haram” (religiously banned).
On Sunday, the Supreme Leader also warned the US and Israel against military action against Iran, and said enemies’ threats to Iran indicate that they are deeply fearful of the country’s power.
Addressing tens of thousands of people who had gathered at Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum to mark the 23rd anniversary of the demise of the Late founder of the Islamic Republic, the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that the Zionist regime’s military threats against Iran are due to its fear and frustration.
“The leaders of the Zionist regime are well aware that they are more vulnerable today than any other time and that every misstep and every inappropriate move will strike them like a thunderbolt.”
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the conditions of the West and America, and added, “Today because of their economic, financial and social problems, western governments are helpless against their own people and they are just trying to maintain appearances.”
the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that the collapse of certain allies of America in Europe and the increasing hatred of nations towards America show that there is a serious crisis in the West.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei reiterated that America is trying to divert attention towards Asia, Africa and the Middle East region by creating conflicts.
“Today the Americans have turned to the experience and expertise of the British in creating religious and ethnic conflicts. For this reason, all nations, all religious scholars and all academic elites in the region – both Shiite and Sunni – should take care not to contribute to the enemy’s plots.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described the actions of the West and the Americans as dim-witted and stressed, “In order to cover up their problems and divert attention from the crisis they are involved in, they magnify the nuclear issue of Iran and put it at the top of global issues and they deceitfully speak about nuclear weapons.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that the efforts by the West and America will not produce any results.
His Eminence said that the enemies of the Islamic Revolution are afraid of the Iranian nation because it has made progress and turned into a role model for the nations of the region and the world.
“The efforts made by the political communities of the world to magnify the threat posed by a nuclear Iran are based on nothing but a lie because they are afraid of an Islamic Iran, not a nuclear Iran.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the Iranian nation has shaken the foundations of the arrogant powers by proving that it is possible to achieve progress without relying on America and other global powers.
“America and other global powers are trying to convince nations and political elite that progress is impossible without America’s support, but the Iranian nation has proven the opposite and this is a great lesson for the nations of the world.”