The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that his country is in a full intelligence war with the United States and “enemies of the Islamic Republic” which includes cyber and military operations.
“We are in a full intelligence war with the United States and the enemies of the Islamic Republic. This war is a combination of psychological warfare, cyber operations, military operations, diplomacy, fear, and intimidation,” Major General Hossein Salami, who was named head of the force last month, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.
Salami also said that the Americans are facing great risks now.
“America has lost its power, and even though they look powerful, they are frail,” he said while adding: “In reality America’s story is the same as the story of the World Trade Center that collapsed suddenly with one strike.
His comments came just days after he said that the Revolutionary Guards were on the “cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy.”
He underlined that the span of IRGC intelligence operations covers as far as the Islamic establishment, Islamic revolution, and the geography within which can exist a possible threat for Iran.
“We are in an intelligence war with the US and the enemies of Islamic revolution and the Islamic establishment and this means a combination of psychological and cyber operations, military movements, public diplomacy and intimidation,” he said.
The IRGC chief criticized the US’ political philosophy, which includes over-controlling countries and making them dependent, adding that the policies have created enemies for the American country and is reducing its power.
“Our other enemies, the same as the US, act systematically. Whenever they feel a danger, they keep away from us,” Major General Hossein Salami said, “They believed that in case of intensifying pressure on Iran, Iranians would react but regarding our recent decisions all of their assumptions are disapproved.”
GENEVA (Reuters) – The commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday: “We are on the cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy,” the Fars news agency reported.
Major General Hossein Salami, named head of the force last month, added: “This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution.”
The United States has sent further military forces to the Middle East, including an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles, in a show of force against what U.S. officials say are Iranian threats to its troops and interests in the region.
EHRAN (FNA)- Hojjatoleslam Hossein Taeb will serve as the Head of the Intelligence Department of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for another term, and Brigadier General Hassan Mohaqqeq was appointed to serve as the new deputy head of the department.
IRGC’s top Commander Major General Hossein Salami, in a ceremony on Saturday morning, publicly announced the appointments in the Intelligence Department of the elite force, reinstating Hojjatoleslam Taeb for another term and replacing Brigadier General Hossein Nejat with Brigadier General Mohaqqeq.
Gen. Nejat was also appointed as the IRGC deputy commander for social and cultural affairs.
The changes are coming after Major General Salami replaced Major General Aziz Jafari as the chief of the IRGC in last month.
Back on April 21, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei promoted IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami to the rank of Major General and appointed him as the top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps after Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari’s two five-year terms ended.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised Maj. Gen. Jafari’s decade-long service in the post, and said, “Considering Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari’s statement on the necessity of change in IRGC’s (top) command,… and given your valuable experience and competence in fulfilling high-level management and various responsibilities in the revolutionary, Jihadi and popular institution of the IRGC, I promote you to the rank of Major General and appoint you as the top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.”
The Leader asked the new top commander to continue the path of Maj. Gen. Jafari and enhance the IRGC’s all-out capabilities and preparedness in all sectors, develop spirituality and expertise and boost cultural promotion.
Then on Thursday, Ayatollah Khamenei named some commanders in new positions at the IRGC in a series of new decrees.
The Supreme Leader appointed Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi as lieutenant commander of the IRGC and Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi as the deputy commander for coordination of the country’s military force.
Ayatollah Khamenei, who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces, in his order, appreciated these commander’s valuable efforts in their previous posts.
He also expressed hope for boosting IRGC’s all-out potentials and its readiness in all fields.
Rear Admiral Fadavi was the IRGC deputy commander for coordination and Brigadier General Naqdi was the commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force previously.