The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps released a statement from from newly appointed IRGC commander Hossein Salami, on Wednesday, claiming the country was now working at maximum capacity in preparation for a “full confrontation” with its “enemy,” which is a reference to escalating tensions with the United States.
“This is the most decisive moment for the Islamic Revolution, because the enemy has come to the battlefield with all of its capacities at its disposal,” during a meeting with IRGC commanders on Wednesday said Major General Hossein Salami, adding, though, that the enemies of Iran have “reached the end of the line” and despite their ostentatious appearance, they are suffering from “osteoporosis.”
“In (its) policy of confrontation with the Islamic Republic too, the US will definitely suffer defeat, and (the situation) will end up to our benefit,” the Leader said, citing warnings by American analysts that Washington’s pressure on Tehran would, contrary to its intended purpose, trigger an “economic mutation.”
On April 8, the US had designated the IRGC a terrorist organization. The move was later followed by the appointment of Salami to head the organization on April 21.
The remarks came a day after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei downplayed the United States’ highly belligerent rhetoric against Iran, stressing that Washington’s real capability do not match its inflated bluster.
The May 15 statement, published at Fars News, Tasnim News and the Iranian official government news site IRNA, says that members of the IRGC are prepared across the country, referring to the organization as a “jihadist system.”