When are we going to say enough is enough and show these Iranian thugs what we’re made of. This chest-thumping by Iran is getting old and tiresome. Get on with it already.
TEHRAN (AFP) — The new head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States Tuesday that Tehran has identified its “weak points” in Iraq and Afghanistan and would launch a crushing response to any attack.
The comments by Mohammad Ali Jaafari, appointed head of the elite force by the supreme leader just 10 days ago, come amid mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington over Iran’s controversial nuclear drive and its role in Iraq.
“The Revolutionary Guards have identified all the weak points of the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan and based on this have consolidated the defensive capabilities of the country,” General Jaafari said.
“And if the enemy wants to take any impudent action the Islamic republic will for sure give a decisive and teeth-breaking response,” he said, according to state broadcasting.
Jaafari did not explicitly say that Iran would strike the US “weak points” if attacked but Tehran has always warned of a tough response to any aggression while insisting it would never initiate an attack.
General Rahim Yahya Safavi, Jaafari’s predecessor and now special military advisor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had warned last week that the United States did not appreciate how at risk its troops were.
“It can not evaluate the vulnerability of its 200,000 troops in the region since we have accurately identified all of their camps,” said Safavi.
via Free Republic