Monday, April 9, 2018

'Don't' Test Us': IRGC Warns Israel Not to Challenge Iran's Power in Region

Alarmed by Iran's growing influence in the Middle East Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States are putting together a new anti-Iranian coalition in the Middle East.

"Iran pursues a defensive deterrent policy in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman through an active and all-out presence," Major General Gholam Ali Rashid, a senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, said, as quoted by Press TV.

He underscored the need to scrutinize and manage all developments in the country’s southern waters and adopt adequate measures in the face of "unforeseen events."

General Rashid has warned that Iran would defend the country’s interests and counter all provocative and destabilizing actions in the region.

"No country must test Iran's strategic power or try its patience in defending its interests and establishing stability in the region and make a miscalculation," he pointed out.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in October 2017 that the country’s defense capabilities are not negotiable, in remarks made amid increased US pressure over Tehran’s ballistic missile program.

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