US angry over resistance front victories: Iranian General

Tasnim– Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri slammed recent remarks by US Secretary of State against Iran and its support for resistance, saying American officials are angry due to Washington’s helplessness in the face of the resistance front

“The reality of the Americans’ war-mongering in the region and killing and destruction in Iraq and Syria today is the country’s (US) successive defeats and that is why the US government is really mad at resistance groups … that have brought about the defeats of the US and its cohorts,” General Jazayeri stressed.

Saying the US government’s officials resort to insults in the face of advances of the resistance forces in the region, he added that the US will receive a response to the insults.

He went on to underline that the US has no way other than leaving the West Asian region.

His comments came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran of spreading terrorism.

“… we’re taking to preventing Iran from developing, first, new weapons – as you know, nuclear weapons. We want to prevent them from fomenting terrorism and building influence outside of their borders,” Tillerson said at a press briefing in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

“The conversation on Iran does not begin and end with the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement, and I think if there’s one thing I hope I can help people understand it’s that agreement dealt with a very small slice of Iran’s threats, and that was their nuclear program.”

He went on to say that Iran is “persistent in their efforts to exert their influence across the Middle East, and it is our intent working with our allies in the region to push back on Iran’s expansionist efforts to destabilize areas, particularly Yemen, Iraq, Syria, but we also see them in the theaters of Afghanistan.”