Talks with US to End Up with Surrender, IRGC Chief Warns

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has dismissed the idea of negotiations with the US as a ploy to sap Iran’s military strength and pave the way for an ultimate surrender.

“Our resistance is based on logic, because there is war, loss of power and surrender behind the logic of negotiations,” Major General Hossein Salami said in an address to an academic gathering in Tehran on Tuesday.

“We are close to victory, and our only solution is resistance in accordance with our national and revolutionary expediency,” the commander noted.

Iran has effectively foiled the enemy’s plans for military action, the general stressed, warning that the adversaries insist on negotiations in order to impair Iran’s deterrent power.

Diplomacy without power is meaningless, the general added, stating that backing off from resistance would encourage the enemy to intensify the pressure of sanctions.

“The enemy’s greatest wish is to dismantle part of our defence power,” he went on to say.

“Today, the US is not able to make correct political choices and its mechanism of turning the military power into political power has broken down,” he concluded.

In comments last week, Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the necessity for strong resistance in confrontation with the enemies, stressing that the Islamic Republic will keep making progress provided that the US does not come any close to Iran.

The Leader also described the ultimate goal of resistance as reaching the “deterrence point” in the economic, political, social and military spheres.

Deterrent power dissuades the enemy from aggression against Iran in all arenas, the Leader noted, saying Iran has already reached the deterrent point in the military field.

The enemies have focused on Iran’s missile power, because they know that Tehran has gained the deterrent power in this area and seek to deprive the Islamic Republic of such capability, “but they will never be able to do that,” Ayatollah Khamenei underscored.

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