• Sun / 19 May 2019 / 10:46
  • Category: Politics
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Iran, US locked in serious war of intelligence: IRGC Commander

سردار سلامی

Tehran (ISNA) - Chief Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hussein Salami has said that the United States and allies have been taken by surprise by Iran’s recent decision to suspend parts of its commitments under an international nuclear deal, saying Washington expected Tehran to surrender in the face of mounting pressures.

Speaking to a group of IRGC staff and commanders in Tehran on Saturday, General Salami said the US and allies never thought Iran would manage to resist against their pressures once they began to backtrack on their commitments under the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Iran and world powers.

“They thought Iran would not react, no matter how much they increase the pressure,” he said, adding, “but with Islamic republic’s recent decision and efforts, their hypothesis fell apart.”

The comments came following Iranian government’s announcement earlier this month indicating that the country would stop selling abroad its excess enriched uranium and heavy water.

Elsewhere in his remarks, General Salami said that Iran and the US have been locked in a serious war of intelligence, Press TV reported.

“Today, we are in an atmosphere of a full-blown intelligence war with the US and the front of enemies of the Revolution and the Islamic system,” said Salami, adding, “This atmosphere is a combination of psychological warfare and cyber operation, military provocations, public diplomacy and intimidation tactics.”

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