July 18, 2008
Commander of IRGC’s ground force Mohammad-Jafar Asadi has described recent US threats against the Islamic Republic as direct and serious.
“Western countries, particularly the Untied States, have been threatening Iran since the onset of the Islamic Revolution, yet recent threats are critically different from those of the past 30 years,” said the Brigadier-General.
Over the past thirty years, they hid in the shadows and set their mercenaries to act against Iran, General Asadi said adding, today they step out on the field themselves and make direct threats.
The Iranian commander, however, asserted that the US and western states understand quite clearly that any military strike against the country will meet a crushing response from our prepared military forces.
The Bush administration has repeatedly warned Iran that a military drive against the Islamic Republic remains an option in the event that Iran continues its enrichment program.
In early June, the Israeli regime conducted a military maneuver more than 900 miles off the southern Mediterranean island of Crete, almost the distance from Israeli airspace to Iranian nuclear power plants.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC] launched a three-day military exercise in response to US and Israeli threats over its nuclear program.
General Asadi noted that the recent IRGC war games were in line with previous maneuvers. He added the exercises offered an opportunity to test new defensive capabilities and skills.
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