Enemies will gravely regret any mischief: IRGC deputy head

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has called on the country’s enemies to learn from past “trials” attempting to challenge Iran, warning against any attack on the country.

“The enemy has been testing the Islamic Republic of Iran for 40 years and it has to learn lessons from these trials,” said the IRGC Deputy Commander Brigadier General Ali Fadavi.

“We suggest that the enemy avoids even thinking about conspiring against Iran and attacking it because they will severely regret it,” he added.

Fadavi said that the IRGC’s defensive presence in the Strait of Hormuz has been emboldened following the recent developments related to the Persian Gulf region.

“And this is acknowledged globally,” he added.

The IRGC deputy commander made the comments as Washington has recently heightened its rhetoric against Tehran, deploying additional forces in the Persian Gulf and calling on its allies to assist in forming a so-called naval coalition in the region.

Fadavi went on to say that his force was advancing in all aspects related to the “defense of the Islamic Revolution”, adding that the nation should expect “very positive developments” in the near future.

“We will seriously step into all areas where the Iranian people are facing difficulties,” he said.

US President Donald Trump imposed unilateral sanctions against Tehran after it withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal last year. Tehran has slammed the sanctions, which have affected the lives of thousands of Iranians, as “economic terrorism”.

The Iranian economy has, however, managed to remain relatively stable despite the robust sanctions, effectively wearing out what Trump intended to be a campaign of “maximum pressure”.

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