Iran is on the verge of a “full-scale confrontation” with the enemies as they are trying to crush the Iranian nation’s resistance through “the strategy of maximum pressure and by using all of their capacities,” the senior commander said on Wednesday.
However, they will fail once again to achieve their objective, he stressed.
“This is the most decisive moment for the Islamic Revolution, because the enemy has come to the battlefield with all of its capacities at its disposal,” Major General Hossein Salami stated, adding, though, that the enemies of Iran have “reached the end of the line” and despite their ostentatious appearance, they are suffering from “osteoporosis.”
The remarks came a day after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei downplayed the United States’ highly belligerent rhetoric against Iran, stressing that Washington's real capability do not match its inflated bluster.
“In (its) policy of confrontation with the Islamic Republic too, the US will definitely suffer defeat, and (the situation) will end up to our benefit,” the Leader said, citing warnings by American analysts that Washington’s pressure on Tehran would, contrary to its intended purpose, trigger an “economic mutation.”
The US has ratcheted up pressure on Iran since last year after withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Since then, the administration of US President Donald Trump is trying to reduce Iran’s oil exports to “zero,” and has sent an aircraft carrier strike group, a bomber squad, an amphibious assault ship, and a Patriot missile battery to the Middle East to try to stack up pressure on Tehran.
Iranian officials, however, have dismissed such moves as psychological warfare, saying the country has its own ways of circumventing the American bans and selling crude oil.