Iranian general: U.S. creates threat for the whole world with information wars
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 24 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
The U.S. officials follow aggressive policy, and use information war, as well as various tricks to create threats to the whole world, Commander of Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan said, IRNA reported.
Pourdastan spoke to IRNA on the occasion of marking the day "Operation Eagle Claw" took place.
Operation Eagle Claw (or Operation Evening Light or Operation Rice Bowl) was an American military operation ordered by President Jimmy Carter to attempt to put an end to the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 53 Americans held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran on 24 April 1980. This was one of the first operations conducted by the Delta Force.
The humiliating public debacle that ensued damaged American prestige worldwide and is believed by many, including Carter himself, to have played a major role in his defeat in the 1980 presidential election.
Pourdastan said that current U.S. president Barack Obama uses fighting with international terrorism as an excuse to transfer military forces first to Afghanistan, and now to Pakistan.
He added that the U.S. aim to purchase as much weapons and military equipment as possible, to justify its presence in the region, however this attempt is doomed to fail.
"People of the region do not accept them or any other inter-regional powers that have the same purposes", Pourdastan underscored.