IRGC commander: Iran is strong enough to be falsely accused of any incident

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, General Hossein Salami, said Thursday that Iran was “so strong” that it was falsely accused of being responsible for any incident, the Fars news agency reported.

Since Sunday, Iran has rejected accusations by the United States and Saudi Arabia that it was responsible for attacks on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia adopted by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

“Since we have confidence that our soldiers (…) are watching the enemy on the border, we are not worried about the enemies, big or small,” Salami said during a visit to Bejnord in the northeastern province of Khorasan.

“One of the concerns is not ours, and the enemy knows that, and today we are so strong that they are falsely accused of being behind any incident,” Felami quoted Salami as saying, concluding an article devoted to the IRGC’s efforts in favor of local development.

Iranian state television also reported the news.

Saturday’s attack on two oil facilities in western Saudi Arabia, the world’s first crude oil exporter, halved production temporarily.

The White House “strongly” condemned the attack and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of launching an “unprecedented attack on global energy supplies.”

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Moussavi on Sunday that the aim of these accusations is to tarnish the image of the Islamic Republic and pave the way for “future actions” may be taken against them.

US President Donald Trump hinted on Wednesday that he did not rule out any “option” against Iran after the attacks.


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