This comes after Hossein Salami, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), claimed that the US is waging psychological war in the Middle East amid ongoing tensions between Tehran and Washington.
The US military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity, according to a commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
“An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now […] the threats have switched to opportunities,” Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the IRGC’s aerospace unit, was quoted as saying by the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
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He also pledged that Iran will “hit Americans in the head if they make a move”.
Separately, another IRGC commander, Hossein Salami, accused the US of waging psychological war in the Middle East, according to a parliamentary spokesman who summarised Salami’s address to the Iranian MPs.
“Commander Salami, with attention to the situation in the region, presented an analysis that the Americans have started a psychological war because the comings and goings of their military is a normal matter,” Behrouz Nemati pointed out.
Separately, Al Jazeera quoted Salami as saying that it’s unlikely that the US will use its aircraft carriers against Iran.
He argued that…