Iran top commander warns aggressors aginat ‘war on Iran’
A senior Iranian commander has warned the enemies over a "war on Iran", saying it would "mobilize the Muslim world", Press TV reported .
Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), made the remarks at a conference in the Iranian central city of Qom on Wednesday.
"War on Iran would mobilize the Muslim world against the United States and the enemy has become well aware of this point," Salami said.
As a comprehensive nuclear deal appears to be emerging between Iran and the global powers, including the US, by the end of June, US Secretary of State John Kerry recently spoke of a military option still being on the table over the issue.
Salami's remarks come a time when the Iranian Navy has a strong presence in the Gulf of Aden and other open waters around impoverished Yemen, being bombarded by US-backed Saudi warplanes since March 26.
Thousands of people have been killed while thousands of others have fled the war, which was launched without a UN mandate in an attempt to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the Arab world's poorest country.
As the Yemen war rages on, Iranian nuclear delegates are busy drafting the final nuclear deal in New York based on a framework agreement reached with the P5+1 - the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany - in early April.