Iran’s reaction to aggression not to be limited to borders: Former guard commander

Mohssen Rezai

Rezaei also lashed out at the US and Israel for triggering unrest in Muslim countries over the past 70 years, warning that they want insecurity to spill into Iran.

Any wrong move against the Iranian territories will be followed by an unforgettable lesson for invaders, Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei said, noting that such response will not be confined to the country’s borders.

“If there is any aggression against Iran’s borders, we will not remain at the borders like (we did) in the past,” Rezaei said in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr on Sunday.

He was speaking in a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr, a city in southwestern Iran which had been occupied by Iraq’s Baathist army in the early 1980s. The city was recaptured by the Iranian armed forces on May 24, 1982.

Rezaei also lashed out at the US and Israel for triggering unrest in Muslim countries over the past 70 years, warning that they want insecurity to spill into Iran.

“I advise you to come to you senses and stop fomenting insecurity in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Yemen. Let the world of Islam be as calm as Europe,” he said in comments addressed at the West, the US in particular.

While the Iranian diplomats try to put out the flames of wars through diplomatic approaches, the country’s military commanders are prepared for every possibility, he underlined.

In relevant comments on May 6, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reaffirmed that the Iranian nation will not let any possible act of aggression against the country go unanswered.

The Leader said he has already made it clear, even during the tenure of former US president, that “the era of hit and run has ended”, and that the Iranian nation will chase aggressors.

   
   

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