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US And Saudi Threatened By Iranian Commanders In Case Of An Attack On Tehran


Iranian military commanders have threatened stringent retaliatory actions against the United States and Saudi forces in the region even if there is a limited military attack on Tehran following the rising tensions in the region after the attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
The Iranian commanders have also been boasting about the military capacity of Iran and mocking Saudi Arabia for purchasing a defense system from the United States which failed top work.
Among the Iranian commanders speaking out publicly included IRGC commander Hossein Salami. On the other hand, a bizarre claim on national TV was made by army commander Abdolrahim Mousavi wherein he claimed that the US has sent a message asking to make a limited attack and not respond. Apparently, his comments were in reference to the incident of Iran shooting down a US unmanned drone and no response was made by US President Donald Trump.
A joint military exercise with Russian and Chinese naval forces in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman was promised to be conducted soon by one commander. However no actual date was provided in the statement - which was made apparently to allies to counter the US led coalition against it was present with Iran. However to date, no open support to Iran in the Persian Gulf tensions has so far been available. Stability and peace in the Persian Gulf region is critical for China to ensure smooth flow of oil to the country.
While these comments by Iranian commanders were made in response to the US and Saudi allegation that Iran was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities, these also came on the anniversary of the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war which was had started in September 1980.
“Iran is prepared to respond to any aggression,” said the commander-in-chief of IRGC, Hossein Salami, and added that "a limited strike on Iran will not remain limited." He said this potential yin response to some US and Saudi officials of a limited military action against Iran as a response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Hossein Salami also sought to make it clear to
Iran's "enemies" that for Iran the scope for a combat for Iran was not restricted to its borders but also extended beyond it and into "Eastern Mediterranean and North of the Red Sea."
“No place in the region will remain safe in case Iran is attacked,” Hossein Salami also warned on the same day in another speech.
The military ability of Iran was also further stressed by Hossein Salami with his threat of making use of Iran’s signature asymmetrical warfare as a means of military retaliation. “Everyone knows, and let our enemies know too that we have raised our capability of creating unknown threats. We have hidden potentials a small part of which we have revealed and used,” he said.
“Anyone who violates our territory will be hit. We have the power to act, and we will assume responsibility for what we do,” General Salami added.
“The enemy will receive a crushing response if it behaves badly,” warned IRGC's aerospace commander Amir Ali Hajizadeh.