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Iran Guards Commander Says U.S. Has No Real Military Options

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Major General Hossein Salami (R). File photo

The chief commander of Iran’s revolutionary guards (IRGC) says the United States cannot utilize its power and its claims of having “options on the table” are useless, Tasnim news agency reported.

Speaking at the northern Iranian city of Ardabil on Thursday, October 10, General Hossein Salami said, “Americans end up in a cycle that the more they invest the less they benefit from it. They cannot convert their huge economic and military capital to political gain.”

He also claimed that American allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are disappointed with Washington because according to Salami, “they know the U.S. cannot help them in their difficult days.”

The IRGC chief added that the Islamic Republic’s power has reached a level that wherever “we step forward the enemies are forced to retreat immediately.”

Iran has been grooming and supporting proxy forces all over the Middle East and has played a key role in the Syrian civil war in helping Bashar Assad defeat opposition forces.

Although Iranian military leaders have always claimed to possess strong capabilities, but they have adopted a more confident tone after missile attacks on Saudi oil installations in September.

The United States and its allies are alarmed by Iran’s regional policies and are demanding Tehran change its “behavior”.