Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’: commander


DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States should expect a “strong slap in the face” if it underestimates Iran’s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games.

Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran, warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table.

“The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake,” said General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the Guards’ ground forces, quoted by the Guards’ website Sepahnews.

On Wednesday, the Revolutionary Guards concluded three days of exercises with rockets, artillery, tanks and helicopters, weeks after Trump warned that he had put Tehran “on notice” over the missile launch.


One comment on “Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’: commander
  1. While I am no warmonger, I believe the time is long overdue for us to remind Iran that we, not they, are the world’s superpower.

    Frankly, the United States has owed Iran an epic thumping since 1979, when they took our embassy folks hostage, not to mention their support for the 1983 bombing the Marine barracks in Lebanon.

    And since then, decades of support for global terrorism and arming the Iraqi insurgency.

    So, I hope that Sec Def Mattis and Pres Trump give Iran the epic ass whipping Iran has been begging for these last 3 decades.

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