Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran will threaten enemies from inside their own country, if it is attacked, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said without unveiling further details, Iranian Fars news agency reported on Feb. 18.
He went on to say that the enemy is afraid of a widespread and long-term ground attack against Iran.
"When they said the military option is on the table they mean air and missile attacks on the country's sensitive and nuclear sites," the commander said, "but they know that Iran will not give up and will threaten them from inside their country."
U.S. officials have repeatedly announced that the "military option" is still on the table, if the Islamic Republic continues to enrich uranium beyond the permitted levels.
Iranian senior commanders in recent weeks have responded the U.S. officials` statement claiming that these statements are political bluff.
Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said last week that the successful test-fire of ballistic missiles which took place on Feb. 9, is a response to the U.S. officials' statements that the military option against Iran is still on the table.
Edited by C.N.