Deputy Chief of Staff of Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri warned on Sunday that Iran is always prepared to give a crushing response to the slightest aggression by the US army.
“The Islamic Republic will never backtrack in the face of acts of aggression by the United States in the region,” Jazzayeri said in Tehran on Sunday.
He pointed to Iran’s peaceful treatment of the Ten US Marines who had trespassed on Iran’s territorial waters in January, and said, “The Americans did not tolerate even such a peaceful attitude and we are witnessing its signs that they are angry with what happened to their sailors in the Persian Gulf.”
In early May, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari that his forces are always prepared to give a crushing response to the slightest aggression by the US army.
“We always consider the world arrogance (the US and its allies) as a threat and are ready to confront it,” Sayyari said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.
He underlined Iran’s naval power and its deployment in the international waters, and said, “Our flotilla of warships will sail around Africa and sail towards the Atlantic Ocean in the near future.”
Sayyari also said that the Iranian fleets of warships have rescued at least 25 foreign and tens of Iranian vessels from pirates’ attacks in international waters.