The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commander’s remarks come amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington over the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, and increasingly hostile relations between Iran and Israel over Syria.
IRGC commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has countered President Trump’s all-caps Tweet about Iran facing “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.”
“Military threats raised by the enemies are not very serious and are hollow, and we have the power to respond to them,” Jafari said, speaking to a group of students in Tehran Friday morning, PressTV has reported.
According to the senior officer, Iran’s enemies are more focused on trying to undermine the country through what he called “soft war.”
“Threats and sanctions today by the enemies have reached their heights,” Jafari said. “However, the only threat that they would not put into action is the military one, because if they carry out military aggression, it would entail huge costs for them.
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