A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) no country would dare to stage an act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.
“The discourse of military warfare and the spectre of war have been only fabricated by the West since the enemy is devoid of such a will [to attack the country], and this has been proven to all by now,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division
He further warned the Americans to “be careful about their behaviour,” adding, “Countries cannot be expected to fall into line with them all the time.”
Iran’s elite IRGC force shot down the drone over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan on June 20. The aircraft had ignored the forces’ repeated warnings.
As per normal, the Americans did not observe the international laws, Hajizadeh said of the incident.
He went on to say that Washington had mistakenly underestimated Iranian authorities’ warnings against violating the country’s territorial integrity as mere ranting.
“They did not see it coming at all,” he said about Iran’s response.
The forces that responded to the drone incursion were observing their duty, he added, hailing the use of domestically-built the Khordad 3 air defence system for downing the trespassing RQ-4 Global Hawk.
Tehran has denounced Washington’s latest antagonistic measures as yet another instance of its disrespect for international law. It has also said the new measures have permanently shut all opportunity for dialogue and has exposed America’s lies about seeking talks with Tehran.