US has recently been increasing its military presence in the Middle
East amid growing tensions with Iran. Among other things, Washington
has sent one of its aircraft carrier strike groups to the Persian
Gulf in a bid to "deter" an alleged Iranian "threat".
of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General
Hossein Salami has stated that Tehran is no longer concerned
about Washington sending its aircraft carriers to its
borders, as the country now possesses a means to counter
them, Fars News reported. According to him, Iran has obtained a
system capable of "steering a ballistic missile"
towards any mobile target, calling it a "miracle"
of technology possessed by only a handful of states.
aircraft carriers’ scenario is over for us. Today, we are a
great and invincible power because we have experienced and defeated
all of the enemy’s scenarios", he said.
further stated that Iran has managed to "shatter" US
psychological warfare operations and dried up the "enemy's
capacity for war". The IRGC head noted that Iran is no
longer confined to its borders and has become a robust regional
power. He also rejected recent threats made by officials
in Washington, stating that Tehran is already "saturated
are not worried by enemy intrigues and are in the last
phase of the battle against it", Salami said.
words come as tensions between the US and Iran show no
signs of abating. The US has sent an aircraft carrier to the
region under the pretext of deterring an alleged Iranian
"threat" and has recently announced the deployment of 1,500
troops and B-52 bombers to the Middle East for the same
has repeatedly slammed such moves, saying that certain circles and
warmongers within the US administration are trying to push
it towards war with Tehran. At the same time, Iranian
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has stated that the country's people do
not seek war with the US, but also vowed that Iran would
resist US pressure until it retreats