Earlier, the Iranian Army launched large-scale two-day drills involving unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the northern province of Semnan amid another spike in tensions between Tehran and Washington, with Iran increasing ‘revenge’ rhetoric related to the anniversary of the US assassination of its top general Qasem Soleimani.
Iran has reiterated a warning to the US that it is prepared to defend itself against any aggression by enemy forces in the region.
The Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri cautioned on Tuesday that the country’s Armed Forces “have fingers on the trigger” to respond to any provocation.
Mohammad Baqeri slammed the ongoing military buildup by the “terrorist and criminal military” of the US in the area as he spoke on the sidelines of a large-scale Iranian Army drill.
As he spoke against the backdrop of heightened tension between Iran and the US during President Donald Trump’s final days in office, he added:
Earlier, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division, Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh warned certain Arab countries in the region against the adverse consequences of cooperation with the United States and the “Israeli regime”, saying they would sustain the most damage in case of any possible war in the region.
Spiralling Iran-US Tensions
The statements by Iran’s top military commander come against the backdrop of large-scale two-day drills by Tehran…