Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Deputy Commander: ‘We Welcome War with the Americans’

In a clip translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), last week on Iranian TV, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Deputy Commander Hossein Salami said, “We welcome war with the Americans.”

Salami said, “If they are relying on their aircraft carriers as a source of power they should know these carriers will be destroyed. If they use air bases these will be burned. If they want to fly airplanes they should know that all the skies will be set ablaze.”

He added, “We have built our strength for the purpose of long, extended wars … more than for the purpose of peace, compromise, and dialogue with them.”

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