Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday, Mahmoud Vaezi said the threatening remarks from the Israeli officials are nothing but a psychological war.
“Our people and people of the region are familiar with the language that the Zionist regime’s officials have used so far,” he noted, adding that the Zionists have neither a plan nor the capability to take action against Iran.
The Iranian Armed Forces, including the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), are seasoned forces defending the country, he added.
Vaezi also described the recent military exercise staged by the Iranian forces as a sign that “we have no intention of launching an offense and no intention of war, but we are serious in defending the country.”
“However, a number of the Zionist regime’s officials think that Washington will accept whatever they say. There was once someone called Trump with a son-in-law, who was practically and actually the henchman of Zionists that did a series of jobs in Washington, and imposed a series of Zionist regime’s views,” he added.
He also urged the new US administration to preserve its independence and ignore the psychological warfare by Israel and others.
“The US’ return to the JCPOA and lifting of the sanctions is an issue that is strongly opposed by the Zionist regime and some Arab countries in the region which are hostile to us, such as Saudi Arabia. They are attempting hard. They have also launched lobbies in Washington. They are constantly trying to prevent it (US’ return to JCPOA),” Vaezi stated.
The chief of staff of the president’s office finally noted that Iran does not take such psychological war and propaganda campaign seriously.