Basij Commander says the U.S. cannot invade powerful Iran

US incapable of invading powerful Iran: Basij cmdr.

Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:0PM GMT

Commander of Iran’s volunteer Basij forces says the United States is in no position to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic.

“Due to its economic woes, the US has to cut its military budget. Moreover, there is no internal cohesion in this country [the US] for launching military strike against any country, not to mention a powerful Iran against which the US is not capable of doing so,” Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naqdi said on Tuesday.

The Iranian commander added that the US is raising the stakes for military strike on Iran due to failure of its policies against the Islamic Republic since the 1979 Islamic revolution. “Now, it is natural for the US to be venting its frustration by raising allegations of attacking Iran.”

The Iranian general also stated that the US has learned lessons from its invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, noting that allegations of military strike are aimed at pleasing influential Zionists ahead of the US November presidential election.

The US and Israeli officials have intensified their anti-Iran war rhetoric in recent months to put more pressure on the country over its nuclear energy program.

Iran has promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.

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