Major General Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sent a warning to Washington on Thursday, saying Tehran was not limited to “a specific geographical area” in militarily defending the “vital interests” of country.
Salami, quoted on the official Guards website, Sepahnews, spoke after the New York Times claimed Donald Trump had recently asked top aides about the possibility of striking Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The general noted Iran’s position in the energy-rich Gulf, calling it a “strategic region for the world economy” in which Iran has “a privileged and unique role in ensuring the safety of the maritime expanse,” AFP reports.
Senior Iran Major General Hossein Salami said Iran’s revenge will be quite “painful” and make “aggressors regret their actions.” https://t.co/sM7awaW5fo
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General Salami was speaking at the inauguration of a new warship equipped with “missile systems”, a helipad