The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, said Friday that Iran’s military possesses everything it needs to defeat its enemies on the field of battle.
The semi-official TASNIM news agency reports Salami made his boast while addressing a congress held in commemoration of Iranian martyrs.
“The tools in our possession are unique,” he added, before advising enemies like the U.S. and Israel to “abandon their abject dreams and stay away from Iranian people.”
Salami also reiterated the assassination of Iranian scientists, like Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, would never impede the country’s scientific progress.
Fakhrizadeh, a senior nuclear and defense scientist, was assassinated in a small city east of Tehran on November 27, with Israel being nominated as the offender.
In a message after the incident, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on authorities to “investigate this crime and firmly prosecute its perpetrators and its commanders” and “to continue the martyr’s scientific and technological efforts in all the sectors where he was active.”
Samali’s boasts of unique tools is not the first time he has warned the world of special powers within his possession, as Breitbart News reported.
Iran General Hossein Salami said he seeks revenge against the U.S. that "will be hard, firm, regrettable, decisive and complete." https://t.co/9xWXPX0JEW
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 7, 2020
Last month he unveiled a new domestic missile system, boasting it would make enemies of the Islamic Republic “shiver” in fear.
“Our missiles make our enemies shiver and force them into retreat … And if need be, this fearsome program will impose our political will upon them,” the confident Salami said.
He also issued a warning to foreign adversaries.
“Our enemies are facing a decline in power, and with each passing day, the slope of this decline is accelerating,” Salami said, “but the enemy’s threats still remain.”
In January the military leader predicted a bleak future for America in the Middle East as the Iranian regime welcomed the prospect of the combat.
“Anyone who hosts the U.S. is an enemy of Muslim nations; we are warning them to rethink their behaviour and covert plots; we are monitoring them; they should take care not to fall victim to U.S. policies … and not to pay the price for the Americans’ policy and strategy,” Salami said.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said the time has come for the U.S. to admit defeat against Iran. https://t.co/7hd0Ta0Bxg
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 19, 2020
“With the Americans’ presence [in the region] coming to an end, the region will get to enjoy stability, prosperity, balance and security,” he added.
Salami also applauded the possibility of Joe Biden entering the White House, saying it would mean a return to Barack Obama’s discredited 2015 nuclear deal and an obedient U.S. “complying with international agreements.”