The commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, ruled out on Sunday a US attack against the Islamic Republic, stressing that Washington has no capabilities and doesn’t dare to launch attack against Iran.
In a parliament session, Salami said the United States has started a psychological war in the region, according to a parliamentary spokesman.
In a summary of Salami’s comments, MP Behrouz Nemati said: “Commander Salami, with attention to the situation in the region, presented an analysis that the Americans have started a psychological war because the comings and goings of their military is a normal matter.”
Separately, Al Jazeera quoted Salami as saying that it’s unlikely that the US will use its aircraft carriers against Iran.
He argued that Iran’s defense capabilities are “adequate and sufficient”, while the US aircraft carriers are quite vulnerable, which is why “Washington will not take a risk [using the carriers against the Islamic Republic]”.
Meanwhile, the head of IRGC’s aerospace unit, Amirali Hajizadeh, vowed on Sunday that the Iran will “hit Americans in the head” if they attack the Islamic Republic.
He said the US military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity.
“An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now […] the threats have switched to opportunities,” Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the IRGC’s aerospace unit, was quoted as saying by the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
He pledged that Iran will “hit Americans in the head if they make a move”.