Deputy chief of staff: Iranian Armed Forces always ready to confront US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri warned on Friday that Iran is always prepared to give a crushing response to the slightest aggression of the US army.

“Although speaking about all options on the table against Iran is a political show-off nowadays, the Islamic Iran is ready for resolute and rigid confrontation with any US option,” General Jazzayeri said today in reaction to anti-Iran remarks by a US presidential candidate.

He reiterated that the Iranian nation and Armed Forces have never been looking for war.

In early April, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined that US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal to Tehran to hold talks on its missile program indicates Washington is in a state of paralysis and frustration with regard to Iran and its defense advancements.

“The Americans have always shown such behaviors and the US secretary of state’s remarks can be studied from several aspects and show that the US is feeling passive and helpless with regard to Iran’s defense capabilities and the US-affiliates are feeling concern as they are watching the Americans’ inability to support them,” General Dehqan told reporters in Tehran.

He warned that the US seeks to make the region dependent on itself through selling its weapons and convincing the regional states that their survival depends on implementing Washington’s policies.

General Dehqan blasted the US officials’ lies about Washington’s desire to establish security and stability in the region, and said, “If the Americans are really after stability in the region, they had better leave it and return to their country and stop supporting the terrorists.”

His remarks came after Kerry said on Thursday that Washington was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes, including Tehran’s ballistic missile tests.

In response to Kerry’s comments, General Jazzayeri warned the US officials that Iran’s missile power is a redline which can no way be encroached.

“Iran’s diplomatic apparatus which hammered out a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on its nuclear program to deal firmly and transparently with the US meddling in Iran’s affairs, specially in the domain of defense,” General Jazzayeri told reporters.

“We are stressing what has been said several times that is the missile power is non-negotiable and among the redlines of the Iranian nation and is meant for developing its defense capabilities, Iran doesn’t get permission from anybody,” he added.

By Fars News Agency