TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) public relations department underlined enemies’ inability to attack Iran due to the country’s military might.
“We are standing on such a peak in defense and military spheres that the enemy is unable to attack us,” General Ramezan Sharif said Saturday.
“Do not pay attention to the enemy’s media hype,” he underlined, adding, “We are at the zenith of power today… while the Americans are in a shaky position politically, militarily and economically.”
His remarks came as US government’s war-mongering rhetoric against Iran has intensified in recent weeks.
Senior US administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, have insisted that the military option against Tehran is still on the table.
In an interview on January 23, Kerry said that if Iran resumes uranium enrichment beyond the five-percent level, “then the military option that is available to the United States is ready and prepared to do what it would have to do.”
Several senior Iranian officials have slammed the belligerent rhetoric and underlined that if the enemy ever dares to launch an attack on Iran, it will face a crushing response.
General Sharif further reiterated that the enemy is in a weak position and that is why they have agreed to sit at the negotiation table with Iran (over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program).
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) wrapped up their latest round of negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna on February 20.
The next round of talks between the two sides, aimed at reaching a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program, will be held from March 17 to 20 in Vienna.
On November 24, 2013, Iran and the sextet of world powers signed a six-month deal on Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva.
Based on the interim deal (the Joint Plan of Action), the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and to impose no new nuclear-related bans.
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