By Vahid Jafarian, Editorial Board Member
Iran on Sunday send a clear message to its enemies, saying that Iranian missiles will come down on the country’s enemies if they do wrong.
“If the enemy does not walk the line, our missiles come down on them.” A senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said during a military exercise.
Although the Iranian commander did not name explicitly any particular country, evidences suggest that his speech was being aimed at such countries as U.S. and its ally in the region Saudi Arabia.
After Donald Trump’s win, U.S. president adopted a aggressive posture toward Iran, threatening that ‘nothing is off the table’ when dealing with Iran.
Trump’s comment was in response to a question about whether he would consider military options to respond to Tehran, a day after his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, put Iran “on notice”, following the ballistic missile test carried out last Sunday by Iran.
This is not the first time that a U.S. president has threatened Iran with military option. Almost every recent U.S. president, including Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, has said that U.S. military options were not off the table to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. However, no one has dared to attack on Iran.
And a few days after Trump’s aggressive comments, a Saudi official made the same threat on Friday, saying that ‘all options are on the table for Iran’!
In an interview with BBC Arabic, Major General Ahmad Asiri, adviser in the office of Saudi Arabia’s minister of defense and spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition, told that it was time to change Iran’s behavior in the region.
Speaking in the Saudi capital Riyadh, he claimed that Tehran’s allegedly involvement in neighboring countries such as Iraq, Syria and Yemen must be stopped.
Earlier in Oct. 2016, Iran’s chief Armed Forces spokesman had announced that Saudi Arabia and its allies are too weak to engage in a military confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
“Saudi Arabia has by no means the capability to confront Iran and [in fact] not only Saudi Arabia, but its allies are also incapable of confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Press TV quoted Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri as saying, in response to reporters.
He added that Saudi Arabia “counts for nothing [against Iran] and is no match for the Islamic Republic of Iran in the region to aspire entering military scenes.”
“The Americans also lack such a capability and will,” the Iranian commander pointed out.
He added that Riyadh made efforts to “hype up its military and technical dimensions” through media propaganda.
Reuters and breitbart contributed to this report
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