Iran wants peace but not ‘afraid’ of war – Revolutionary Guards chief

“The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it,” Major General Hossein Salami said, according to the Fars news agency.

Salami has made a number of public statements about rising tensions with the United States, following Washington’s declaration that a joint strike group was being deployed to the Persian Gulf to send Iran a “message.”

The Iranian general described the move as part of a “psychological war,” noting that Tehran has grown accustomed to a large US military presence in the region.




Also on rt.com
‘There will be no war in Gulf region,’ despite wishes of Trump’s ‘B Team’ – Iran’s Zarif



His comments echo similar remarks made by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who said on Saturday that Iran does not want war. The Iranian diplomat also boasted that no country on earth is under the “illusion” that it could “confront Iran” in the Middle East.

Rising tensions between the US and Iran have led to fears of a brewing conflict. The New York Times reported that the Pentagon had proposed to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East in the event of an escalation with Iran. US President Donald Trump denied the report.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has also alluded to the possibility of a regional conflict, noting that the kingdom wants peace but is prepared to confront Tehran with “all strength and determination” if necessary.




Also on rt.com
Saudi Arabia ready to confront Iran with ‘all strength & determination’



Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/459727-iran-revolutionary-guard-war/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Related Posts
“We hope that our tension with India decreases, so we do not have to buy
Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump’s informal ambassador to Iran during his two
Not long after the city of Denver decriminalized so-called "magic mushrooms," the push to explore
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers screen international passengers arriving at the Dulles International Airport
Trump Wants Mexico To Become His Own Border Patrol Above Photo: From resumen-english.org Donald Trump, head

Hits: 20

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

*

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes