IRGC chief warns Israel: Iran’s reaction to any threat will be crushing

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s chief commander has sternly warned the enemies, especially Israel, against issuing threats against Iran, reminding them that the Islamic Republic’s reaction to any act of aggression will be crushing.

During an inspection on Wednesday of IRGC units in southern Iran, Major General Hossein Salami referred to Israel’s latest rants against the Islamic Republic, following a claim by the regime and its allies that Tehran was behind a reported attack on Tel Aviv-managed tanker Mercer Street in the Sea of Oman.

“The enemies who have been speaking, these days, with a language of threats about the Islamic Republic’s establishment, particularly the usurping Zionist regime, must develop an understanding of the realities about the Islamic Republic of Iran’s and the IRGC’s defense and offense power,” said Salami. “Under our defense policies and strategies, there is no action by any enemy, anywhere, and on any scale that will be tolerated and will not have us react harshly and firmly.”

The IRGC chief commander said Iran’s missile, naval and drone units are presently at an “unprecedented level of preparedness” for “any scenario.”

Salami said insecurity in the region is rooted in the enemies’ aggressive policies, adding, “Our enemies must know that the era is over for them to be able to threaten our interests or forces somewhere but face no reaction.”