Saudi Arabia Lacks Courage to Deploy Forces to Syria: IRGC Commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari shrugged off the Saudi regime’s threat to deploy forces to war-stricken Syria as empty bravado.

Speaking at a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday, Major General Jafari pointed to the recent announcement by the Riyadh regime that it plans to deploy ground forces to Syria to back militants in the Arab country, Saying, “I don’t think that they (Saudis) would dare do so.”

“This is because their forces are in the form of a classis army and history has proven that they do not have the ability (to enter asymmetric war),” he said.

If the Saudis insist on such a move, they would “deal themselves a death blow”, the commander stated.

Major General Jafari underlined that even if they do send troops to Syria, they would be definitely defeated.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including Daesh (ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.

According to the United Nations, more than 250,000 people have been killed and one million wounded during the conflict.

Daesh, as a Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria, is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.