TEHRAN – An analyst says the United States is not trying to "solve problems with Iran," adding that Washington is just trying to push Tehran further back in order to impose everlasting restrictions on its nuclear industry as well as weakening the fast growth of its missile and regional powers.
“So in response, Tehran has come up with the conclusion that it needs to reciprocate the United States' hostile approach and this is the second strong message to the US officials after IRGC deputy chief General [Hossein] Salami sent similar message some ten days ago with the similar content saying that Iran does not care if the United States president decertifies or recertifies the JCPOA [the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] and we know what kind of a plan the US has developed for Iran and Iran would reciprocate that,” Mostafa Khoshcheshm told Press TV in an interview on Sunday.
“So the crisis escalation policy seems to be at work in here in order to warn the United States of consequences of its new strategy towards Tehran,” he added.
The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran will treat US troops like Daesh terrorists who will have to move their military bases farther from Iran's borders if Washington blacklists his force.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari's warning came after reports that US President Donald Trump is expected to announce new measures against Iran, including the prospect of additional targeted sanctions and the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization.