Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami stated that Iran is capable of confronting any serious military adversary, such as the US or Israel, even if they combine their forces.

“We will defeat the American-Zionist front. Iran has the highest level of defence-military preparedness to confront any type of threat and excessive demands”, he said.

At the same time, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei stated on 14 May that Iran doesn’t seek war with the US and that it had instead chosen the path of “resistance”, which as he said, will force the US “into a retreat”.

The statement comes amid a growing US military presence in the region. Washington has dispatched the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf, while reports also suggested a deployment of a taskforce of B-52 strategic bombers to the Middle East. The US president warned Iran that it would be a “big mistake” on its part to attack American troops in the region.

Donald Trump also rebuffed a New York Times report claiming that the Pentagon has a plan proposing the deployment of up to 120,000 troops to the region to counter Iran in case it starts developing nuclear weapons. Trump noted that if such a plan were to be developed, it would involve “a hell of a lot more troops than that”.

Relations between Iran and Israel have also long been strained, as the former doesn’t recognise the Jewish state’s right to exist and has on more than one occasion vowed to destroy it. In turn, Israeli top officials have pledged to thwart any such attempts by Iran and specifically to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that Israel and the US “are united in desire to stop Iranian aggression” and called on all states in the region that strive for peace to join in their efforts.

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Tel Aviv has repeatedly accused Iran of attacking Israel via its proxies and of sponsoring groups and movements seeking the demise of the Jewish state. Israel has also conducted numerous strikes on Syrian territory, claiming to target Iranian troops. However, Tehran vehemently denies the presence of its armed forces in the Arab Republic, aside from military advisers.

 

Source: Sputnik

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1 COMMENT

  1. The rout by IRGC of the joohoodi/USSA IDF is a given. As historically demonstrated over the centuries, the small, savage yoohoodi mind is incapable of any serious strategic thought; it can only comprehend crimes against the innocent. Plus they won’t be able to cower behind civilian airliners.

    • What a bunch of BS.
      +++ “it can only comprehend crimes against the innocent.”
      => In 2006, Hezbollah hid its rocket launchers in UN compounds, using refugees as human shields, just like Hamas uses the Gaza population.

      “Iran committing crimes against humanity by concealing fate of thousands of slaughtered political dissidents”
      https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/12/iran-committing-crimes-against-humanity-by-concealing-fate-of-thousands-of-slaughtered-political-dissidents/
      Gosh, most of the victims weren’t even adults!

      Cleric accused of crimes against humanity to head Iran’s justice system :
      https://rsf.org/en/news/cleric-accused-crimes-against-humanity-head-irans-justice-system

      “You [Iranian officials] will be in the future etched in the annals of history as criminals. The greatest crime committed under the Islamic Republic, from the beginning of the Revolution until now, which will be condemned by history, is this crime [mass executions] committed by you.” — Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri
      https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9062/iran-massacre

      +++ “The rout by IRGC of the joohoodi/USSA IDF is a given”
      => They weren’t even able to defeat Saddam Hussein. BTW, they tried twice t bomb his Osirak nuclear reactor and failed at… Then Khomeini called Menahem Begin which soon launched Operation Opera and demolished Osirak…

      “As historically demonstrated over the centuries, the small, savage yoohoodi mind is incapable of any serious strategic thought”
      => Can you point these demonstrations? It’s true that the Ayatoilets’ strategic thought was very efficient at using Iranian youths as cannon fodder for a trench warfare during the Iran-Iraq war. Saddam wasn’t more clever : the Western strategists knowing perfectly how to avoid such situation using Blitzkrieg…
      Nevertheless, history demonstrates that all those who tried to destroy the Jewish people have been flushed with the toilets of history… You seem to be a good candidate for the next flush… Remember : Trump said he would drain the swamp… he didn’t told which swamp…

      +++ “Plus they won’t be able to cower behind civilian airliners”
      => You know, “Les Chevaliers du Ciel” is just a movie.
      AFAIK, what you see here at 0:50 :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J04xaaQjQ40
      has never been used in combat. It’s a Cold-War strategy designed by the French to… Nuke the Soviets in case they had tried to invade Western Europe 😉
      No need this since SPECTRA makes Rafale and Mirage-2000 becoming stealth. Next upgrade will make ’em totally invisible to radars…
      If the Yankee pays enough, you may soon appreciate as Gaddafi did, how Rafale is efficient at demolishing air defences of the ayatoilets…

  2. Why Iran will be defeated within a few days in 9 points.

    1.) 400 obsolete navy-vessels. This is mostly a brown-water navy set to operate no more than 30 NM from the shore. USA has by far the biggest navy on Earth. Iranians seem not to get that US-Navy has powerful anti-missile systems too.

    2.) 190 fighter aircraft but… mostly 3rd generation and a few early 4th generation : F4, F-5,Su-22, Su-24 a few F-14, Mirage-F1 and MiG-29 which is the most recent asset, only about 25 are operated. AAMs are outdated too…

    3.) Ill equipped land army. The main battle tank is the T-72, with about 1,000 available. These were easily wipd out during the 1991 Gulf War. Since air superiority will be gained within a few hours, all vehicles will become a huge turkey shooting party for A-10 and AH-64

    4.) Ballistic Missiles : 300x Scud-B, Scud-C and DongFeng-7 (ballistic missile converted from Chinese copy of S-75 Dvina SAM). Shahab-3 IRBM ranges 1,000km; Ghadr-1 (1600km), Sajjil-1 (2,400km).
    Reliability is ‘unconfirmed’, all being land-based, they’re vulnerable to preemptive strikes.

    5.) SAMs : many, but none, not even S-300, are able to engage F-22, F-35, B-2 or, if US request French help, as in Libya, Rafale (and Rafale-M can operate from US aircraft carriers)

    6.) Iran has no allies. In the JCPOA 5+1 countries, do not expect Russia or China being more than bystanders. The NATO countries (Germany, UK, France) won’t oppose the US, UK is even likely to provide support an there is potential for the French providing support too, mostly depending on what Trump may offer as a counterpart. Even if Iran may find sympathies in Iraq, Syria or Lebanon, none of these are in shape to fight an all out war even f they wanted, and I doubt they would want…

    7.) It’s very likely KSA, UAE and Israel will attack too.

    8.) US bases are surrounding Iran.

    9.) Economic crises : a war effort needs massive reserves in manpower and equipment. US military budget is about 50x bigger than Iran.
    Considering the sanctions which have depleted the Iranian Rial value, sky-rocketed the inflation while shrinking seriously the economy, no way a sustained war can be fought against USA