Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Seyed Hassan Firouzabadi downplayed the US officials’ claims that all options against Tehran are on the table, and said Washington is well aware of the Iranian Armed Forces’ crushing power and capabilities.
“They say that all options are on the table, and we will further increase our military preparedness in response (for possible confrontation),” Firouzabadi told reporters in Tehran on Thursday.
Stressing that the Iranian Armed Forces are in their best shape, he said, “The Americans have tested this many times and have realized that they don’t have the power to confront the Iranian Armed Forces; hence the US and Israel are afraid of making such a silly move.”
In relevant remarks in March, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said Iran is unmoved by enemies’ war rhetoric due to its astonishing deterrent power, and specially because it has foreseen proper response for all possible scenarios.
He referred to Iran’s deterrence power and defensive capabilities to confront enemies’ threats, and said, “We have grown so much powerful that we don’t feel concerned about the enemy’s unwise attitude. We can go past any enemy scenario, and this has been proved in our contemporary history.”
Stressing that Iran will defuse any enemy plots and scenario, whether military threats or sanctions, Jafari said, “The US should find a way to survive and continue its endangered life, but we are surprised at the enemy’s insistence on costly and useless scenarios.”
He underscored that Iran’s strategies are strong and decisive.
The country has blocked enemies’ path to the materialization of its cruel plots, he said, adding that Iran now has a wide array of options and is capable of using these different options more than ever.