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Iranian Commander: ‘We Welcome War With The U.S.’

September 04, 2015

One of the top commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami spoke bluntly when asked about his country’s relations with America, Israel and the rest of the Middle East.

He said that should Israel make the slightest move against Iran that his nation would have no problem “annihilating” them and “setting fire” to U.S. interests in the region.


“We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal and is simple to digest for U.S.; we welcome war with the U.S. as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power,” the outspoken General said.

Salami has a history of speaking out in such a fashion but these most recent comments raise tensions at home and abroad for the U.S. as Congress still mulls over the President’s nuclear accord with the Iranian government.


From the Washington Free Beacon:

A senior Iranian military official has vowed to “set fire” to all U.S. interests in the region and maintained that the Islamic Republic welcomes war with America, according to regional reports demonstrating that Tehran is still committed to fighting the United States in the wake of a recently inked nuclear accord.

“In threatening remarks,” a top Iranian commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stated that Iran is prepared to “annihilate” U.S. and Israeli war forces should they “take the slightest military move against Iran,” according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.

“We monitor their acts day and night and will take every opportunity to set fire to all their economic and political interests if they do a wrong deed,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the IRGC’s lieutenant commander, was quoted as saying in Tehran on Thursday.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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