Top general: Enemy ‘frustrated’ over the inability to use ‘military option’ against Iran
The enemy has become “frustrated” due to its failure to physically harm the Islamic Republic of Iran and therefore it does not have the “military option” on the table, says Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Hossein Salami.
“However, in line with its enmity toward the establishment, the enemy has targeted the people’s religion, culture, livelihood, and health,” Major General Salami said on Wednesday.
He made the remarks on the anniversary of Basij Day, which falls on November 25.
The general said Basij members are not afraid of any enemy.
“We are standing till the end, and the end of this resistance is the complete decline of the enemy,” Salami said.
In similar remarks in September, the IRGC commander said a military war against Iran is “basically abandoned”.
“They [enemies] have opened an economic infiltration and psychological war channel [against Iran],” Salami said on September 29. He said Iran should strive day and night to thwart the enemies’ economic war, arguing that the country’s capacities are enough to defeat the enemies. The senior commander also said the enemy is neither capable nor willing to resolve Iran’s issues.“The path to our welfare never passes through interaction with the enemy,” Salami suggested.“Even if we reconcile with [the U.S.], still it will harm us… and destroy our resolve,” he added. the U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, officially recognized as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018, and imposed the “harshest ever sanctions” on Iran to force it to negotiate a new deal. Iran has strongly rejected Washington’s call for renewed talks, citing the U.S. bashing of the internationally-endorsed JCPOA as a manifestation of its untrustworthiness.
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