IRGC Warns Enemies: Miscalculation To Turn Iran’s Defensive Strategy Into Offensive

IRGC Warns Enemies: Miscalculation To Turn Iran’s Defensive Strategy Into Offensive

IRGC Warns Enemies: Miscalculation to Turn Iran’s Defensive Strategy into Offensive

IRGC Warns Enemies: Miscalculation to Turn Iran's Defensive Strategy into Offensive
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami warned Tehran’s adversaries in the Persian Gulf that the country’s armed forces will immediately shift from defensive pose to an offensive one should any miscalculated move be made against Iran.

“As far as the strategy is concerned, we act defensively, meaning that we will not be the ones to start or initiate any war,” Major General Salami said on Thursday during an inspection tour of the level of preparedness of the country’s defensive forces in the trio islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Boumousa, near the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

The area, known as Naze’at comprises four islands in the Persian Gulf, which are of great importance to the country’s efforts to maintain the security of the strategic waterway.

“The situation is, however, completely opposite when it comes to [the country’s] tactical attitude, and should enemies commit any miscalculation, our defensive strategy would turn into an offensive one,” Salami added, noting the offensive transition would involve the Islamic Republic’s entire defensive capacities.

Salami also underlined the region’s significance for the country and the entire global economy, adding, “Using the pretext of the region’s sensitivity to enable extra-regional military presence here would only stoke insecurity and compromise standing security arrangements in the region.”

Salami asserted that the Islamic Republic enjoys perfect command over the waters lying in the Northern part of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. The country maintains the command as means of defending its territorial integrity, naval superiority, and aerial security, he added.

“On behalf of the Iranian nation, we engage in defensive development in all areas,” he stated.

The United States has resorted to significant military buildup in the region, which has seen it sending over an aircraft carrier strike group, a bomber taskforce, an assault ship, and thousands of additional forces.

President Donald Trump and other US officials have, however, recurrently disowned any intention to engage in warfare with Iran, claiming that the American equipment and troops are actually meant to prevent one.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Salami cautioned enemy think tanks against plotting any adventurism or mischief against the Iranian nation.

He finally hailed the “infallible readiness” of the Iranian Armed Forces, specially the IRGC, for engaging in all-out defense of the country’s security and interests.

On Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that the US is waging war against his country through intensifying economic sanctions which make civilians “the primary targets”, cautioning that his country “will never start a war” but “will defend its territory” against any act of aggression.

During an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakria in New York, Zarif once again stressed that Iran will never start a war, but will be the ones who end it when asked about rising tensions with the United States.

“We’ve never started a war [and] we will never start a war, but we will defend ourselves and anybody who starts a war with Iran will not be the one who ends it,” he emphasized.

The top Iranian diplomat underlined the need for all parties “to work in order to avoid war”.

Zarif said the hawkish administration of US President Donald Trump is already waging an economic war against Iran’s civilian population, adding, “There is a war going on right now. It’s an economic war — an economic war against Iran targets civilian population.”

The Iranian foreign minister noted that the American president is on the record saying “that he is not engaged in military war, but in an economic war”, adding that “economic war is nothing to be proud of, because in a military confrontation, civilians may become collateral damage, but in an economic war, civilians are the primary targets”.

“We defend our territory,” Zarif reiterated, weeks after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had shot down an American drone over Iran’s territorial waters off the coastal province of Hormozgan after the unmanned aircraft breached the country’s airspace on a spying mission.

“The United States drone entered Iranian territory, entered Iranian airspace. It was shot down, because even without entering Iranian airspace, it could spy over our entire territory … it not only threatened our territorial integrity, but it was threatening our national security,” he said.

“We will not tolerate foreigners coming 6,000 miles from their shores to our shores and threatening our national sovereignty and stability,” Zarif stated.

Zarif also rejected claims that Iran was interfering with shipping in its Southern waters, saying the Strait of Hormuz is essential to the country’s economy and that the Islamic Republic has long provided security for shipping there.

“We have 1,500 miles of coast line with the Persian Gulf,” he said, adding, “I mean, we control the Strait of Hormuz. These waters are our lifeline, so their security is of paramount importance for Iran.”

Referring to a recent US plan to create an international military coalition supposedly to safeguard strategic waters off Iran, Zarif slammed Washington for making the region insecure.

“The United States is intervening in order to make these waters insecure for Iran. You cannot make these waters insecure for one country and secure it for others,” he stressed.

Tensions mounted between Tehran and Washington last May, when Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and re-imposed harsh sanctions against the Islamic Republic in defiance of global criticism.

Trump and his hawkish advisers National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have since been stepping up pressure against Iranians.

In early April, the US administration decided to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, while critics called it stupid and dangerous. In a tit-for-tat measure, Tehran labeled the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) in the Middle-East as a terrorist entity.

The tensions saw a sharp rise on the first anniversary of Washington’s exit from the deal as the US moved to ratchet up pressure on Iran by tightening its oil sanctions and sending military reinforcements, including an aircraft carrier strike group, a squadron of B-52 bombers, and a battery of Patriot missiles, to the Persian Gulf region.

Last month, the Pentagon announced it was sending 1,000 additional US forces and more military resources to the Middle East but did not specify which countries they were going to. The forces going to Saudi Arabia are said to be part of this deployment.

Iran has stressed that it will not be the initiator of any war, but reserves the right to self-defense and will give a crushing response to any act of aggression by the United States.

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  1. I believe freemasonry is controlling this whole thing. Kabbalism is involved as well and Trump IS a part of this. The appointed time for hot war will come. Blessings in Yahushua, Allen

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