• Wed / 25 July 2018 / 12:29
  • Category: Politics
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US bases within reach of Iran’s defense power: Iranian Chief of Staff

بازدید سرلشکر باقری از نمایشگاه دستاوردهای بومی قرارگاه پدافند هوایی خاتم‌الانبیاء (ص)

Tehran (ISNA) - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri says the country’s Armed Forces are highly prepared to give a "crushing response to any threat at any level" against the Islamic Republic.

"The false assumptions that the US president has about the astonishing capabilities of the brave Iranian nation and the Armed Forces will never come true," Bagheri said in a statement on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, and that he planned to reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Trump on Monday threatened Iran with hardship “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” as Washington launched a new campaign in cooperation with the regime in Tel Aviv meant to foment unrest in the Islamic Republic.

Trump's pugnacious message on his official Twitter account in all capital letters late Sunday came after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's warning to him not to “twist the lion’s tail” after the US unveiled a series of measures which amount to a declaration of war.

Baqeri further said the Iranian nation has maintained its unity over the past four decades in dealing with the enemies, particularly the "criminal US" and the Zionist regime as well as their mercenaries in the region and across the world, and succeeded in thwarting all their plots and would achieve a decisive victory against them.

The senior military commander said Iran has never waged a war against any country and wants peace and stability in the region, adding that the Islamic Republic has maintained cordial relations with its neighboring states and used its deterrent power and defensive might to help promote regional peace and repel any act of aggression.

"As the dominant power in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, (Iran) has always been the guarantor of the security of shipping and the global economy in this vital waterway and has the power to take action against any scheme in this region," Bagheri pointed out.

"As correctly mentioned in remarks by [Iran's] president, the enemies, particularly America, whose bases and interest are within the overt and covert reach of the defense power of the Islamic Republic of Iran, should not twist the lion's tail," he said.

"Because they will receive a strong, unimaginable and regret-inducing response of great magnitude in the region and the world," the commander added.

Bagheri warned that the new US economic and oil sanctions against Tehran would endanger the interests of Washington and its puppets.

He emphasized that the Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to nip in the bud any threat against the country, Press TV reported.

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