Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi rapped the western powers, specially the US, for imposing strict sanctions against Iran, and said such embargos were imposed after the enemies’ were discouraged from taking a military option against Tehran.
“The enemy is opposed to the Islamic Revolution’s values and the Iranian nation’s independence-seeking, honor-seeking and its non-compliance with the arrogant front and all throughout the life of the revolution, it has done any kind of crime and adopted any king of action to stop it,” Fadavi said in Tehran on Saturday.
He said that since the enemy couldn’t take any measures against the Iranian nation’s firm stance and resolve through military action and realized that any aggression would backfire and damage it instead of bringing it benefits, it resorted to other actions like sanctions and negotiations.
Every now and then American statesmen warn that the military option against Iran is still on the table, while facts on the ground show Washington incapable of even conducting a limited war, or surgical military operation, against Tehran, meaning that they have had no other option but to enter talks with Iran.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) are preparing for the next round of talks in Vienna later this month.
On November 24, Iran and the world powers, including the US, sealed a six-month Joint Plan of Action to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program. In exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and continue talks with the country to settle all problems between the two sides.