The top general made the remarks in a closed-door meeting with a group of Iranian lawmakers, where he briefed them on the IRGC’s next plans.
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“During the meeting, the top commander said the dispatch of the U.S. strike group to the Persian Gulf is just a psychological war that the U.S. has waged against Iran,” Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Ali Pour Mokhtar said.
He also quoted the top commander as saying that the U.S. is seeking to make the Iranian officials and nation afraid of the risk of a war.
General Salami, according to Pour Mokhtar, also ruled out any war waged by the U.S. on Iran and said the U.S. lacks the power and guts to invade Iran.
“The U.S. won’t take such a risk because of Iran’s military capability on the one hand and the vulnerability of its own carriers on the other hand,” the top commander was quoted as saying.
The U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East a few days ago in what John Bolton, the US national security advisor, described as a “clear and unmistakable” message to Iran.
He added that the move is aimed at sending a message to Iran that “any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”
“Deploying an aircraft carrier to the regional waters by America is nothing more than a psychological warfare. By doing this, America intends to scare the people and some [Iranian] military officials from war,” Pourmokhtar added. “America will hesitate from taking such a risk [of initiating a war] because of Iran’s defensive prowess and the vulnerability of the aircraft carriers.”
Earlier, Iran had announced that it does not seek to escalate tensions with the US but would not let Washington disrupt the security of Persian Gulf.
- source : IRAN NEWS