The U.S. has no power to fight, Iranian Defense Minister says
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 23 /Trend, N. Umid/
The U.S. has no power for a fight, Iranian Defense minister, Hussein Dehghan Said, ISNA news agency reported.
Commenting on the U.S. strategy of keeping both war and diplomacy options on the table, he said that "the war option being on the table is not new".
Dehghan argued that the Israelis have always tried to provoke the Americans to take action against Iran.
The last twenty years` developments show that, the war's costs are more than its benefits, he said, adding that, making the decision to enter the war is easy but it is not guaranteed triumphant exit.
Yesterday, the Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi told journalists that, Iran possesses technology capable of eliminating the destroyers and aircrafts of the United States.
Fadavi added that the US is aware of IRGC military power, but the part that this country is not aware of is more than the part that it knows.
"The U.S. is concerned with IRGC speedboats, sea mines and land-to-sea missiles; at the moment the IRGC's speedboats are active in the Persian Gulf. US ships have been trying to avoid IRGC ships after IRGC was instructed to provide security in the Persian Gulf," Fadavi said.
The United States and Iran have not had diplomatic relations since US embassy personnel in Tehran were taken hostage for 444 days starting in late 1979.
In the absence of formal relations, Switzerland represents US interests in Tehran, and Pakistan represents Iranian interests in Washington. The only Iranian diplomatic presence in the US is its delegation to United Nations headquarters in New York.