20 February 2017 - 23:43
News ID: 427548
Rasa - Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said his forces would turn Iran into a graveyard for anyone who would be crazy enough to attack the country, a warning that comes days after the new US president picked up a hawkish tone against Tehran.
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami

RNA - The enemy knows that taking the military option in practice will end in nothing but turning Iran into a "graveyard for aggressors", General Salami said, addressing a ceremony in Alborz province near Tehran on Monday.


Noting that the military option will only result in the annihilation of enemies, he said, "The enemies are aware of Iran's power."


General Salami underlined that Iran has made great progress in enhancing its military power and developing military infrastructures in the past 38 years after the Islamic Revolution.


His remarks came after Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour warned the US officials to be wise and stop threatening Iran with military aggression.


"The US statesmen should be very wise and avoid threatening Iran because the entire world has admitted this fact that the Americans cannot do such a thing," General Pakpour told reporters in a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.


"Hence, they are unlikely to do such a move because it is unwise," he added.


Also, on Friday night, IRGC Deputy Commander for political affairs Brigadier General Rasul Sanayee Rad stressed Iran's deterrent power, and warned that any possible war between Tehran and Washington will inflict heavy damage on Washington.


"The IRGC has taken long strides to establish security and today we are enjoying deterrence, meaning that we have dissuaded the enemy from attack," General Sanayee Rad said in an interview with the state-run TV.


He referred to the detention of the US naval forces by the IRGC Navy in the Persian Gulf on January 12, 2016, and said they didn’t show any resistance and surrendered to the IRGC forces despite being equipped with an advanced boat and weapons.


Noting that the US officer commanding the boat's crew demanded for a medal from Pentagon after being released and returning to his country, General Sanayee Rad said, "The US officer knew that any war between Iran and the US would incur lots of costs on the US and he was happy for preventing the harms and damage which would be imposed (on the US) as the result of a possible war."


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