IRGC spokesman raps Trump’s military threat, warns of crushing response to any aggression

FNA – Head of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Public Relations Department Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif blasted US President Donald Trump for his military threat against Iran, warning Washington of a crushing response.

“Iran’s defense capability is so high that no enemy dares to look at the country with greedy eyes,” General Sharif said, addressing a forum in the Southeastern province of Kerman on Wednesday.

“The enemy knows that it should bear the strongest blow after the smallest move and it is not able to overcome Iran’s Islamic Revolution,” he added.

Trump on Monday offered a confusing description of his foreign policy priorities as commander in chief — insisting that he is working to bring home American soldiers while warning the US may soon enter into new military conflicts.

“I’m trying to get out of wars. We may have to get in wars, too. OK? We may have to get in wars,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“We’re better prepared than we’ve ever been,” he continued. “If Iran does something, they’ll be hit like they’ve never been hit before. I mean, we have things that we’re looking at.”

In response, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined that the US president’s threat of a military attack against Iran was merely a bluff to cover Washington’s failures.

“As said many times, they have exerted lots of pressures on the Iranian nation in the new era to sow discord between the nation and the government but given the people’s knowledge of the depth of their hatred, they could not do anything and the people are standing behind the Armed Forces,” General Hatami told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

“Undoubtedly, if they make a mistake, they will be ashamed more than their previous actions and this measure (Trump’s threat) is more a bluff to cover their abashment,” he added.