Chief Commander of IRGC Major General Hossein Salami said that Iran is not afraid of its big and small enemies.
“Our soldiers, Basijis and Guards are ready for enemies with open eyes in borders and we are not worried about big and small enemies,” said the commander on Thursday on a local ceremony in North Khorasan province.
“We’ve gone beyond such concerns, and the enemy knows it too. Today we are so powerful that they are forced to falsely accuse us to be behind any incident,” Salami said.
The remarks came as US and Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of being behind Saturday’s Yemeni attacks at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia without providing any credible evidence.
In a note of warning to Washington, Tehran strongly dismissed the baseless accusations also warning that any aggression against the Islamic Republic will be promptly responded and the response may include broader areas than the source of attacks.
Yemeni forces have claimed responsibility for the attack which halved Saudi oil exports. Brigadier General Yahya Saree, the spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces, provided further details of the attack on Wednesday, noting the operation demonstrated the Yemeni forces’ military capabilities.
Source: Mehr News Agency