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Iran's IRGC commander dismisses U.S. military threat

English.news.cn   2014-01-26 04:22:21

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) chief commander dismissed Saturday what he called U.S. threat of military action against Tehran over its controversial nuclear program, Press TV reported.

Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari called the threat "ridiculous " and said wise U.S. politicians would not keep the option on the table, admonishing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who put forward such a possibility, to stop repeating "bankrupt strategies such as the use of military power."

"You could never understand the extent of the invasive capacity of the Islamic republic of Iran," Jafari said, adding a direct battle with the United States is something "the revolutionary people" wanted.

Jafari's remarks came in response to earlier comments by Kerry, who said Thursday that the military option was still on the table if Iran did not live up to its nuclear commitments under the Geneva deal it signed with six world powers in November.

Also, a senior Iranian lawmaker said Saturday that the United States is not capable of launching an attack against Tehran.

Chairman of the Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the U.S. threat of a military option is "ridiculous," warning that any warmongering by Washington would jeopardize its interests in the Mideast region.

Editor: yan
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