(JNS.org) Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic is prepared to go to war with the U.S. and Israel.
"We are ready for the decisive battle with America and the Zionist regime (Israel)," Firouzabadi said, AFP reported. "We do not have any hostility towards regional states, but if we are ever attacked from the American bases in the region we will strike that area back," he said.
Firouzabadi dismissed assertions by the U.S. government that a military option against Iran "is on the table" as "political bluffing."
"Over the past decade, they brought their forces but came to the conclusion that they can't attack us and left. I say explicitly, if some have delusions of having any threats against Iran on their tables, they need to wear new glasses. There is no military option against Iran on any table in the world," he said.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi also stated this week that "the Americans can fully expect that their warships [and] aircraft carrier will be sunk with all 5,000 crew aboard, in combat against Iran, and they could find its hulk in the depths of the sea," according to the Jerusalem Post.