US forces stationed in the Persian Gulf are in range of Iranian forces and “will be hit on the head” in the case of escalation. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, stressed on May 12.
“If Americans make a move, we will hit them on the head,” he said commenting on the recent US-related developments in the Middle East. “This is the current state of affairs in the region…. It was not like this in the past. These [US forces] were previously a threat to us, but they are not an opportunity.”
He claimed that the US says nothing about waging war on Iran because its forces “are vulnerable.”
“An aircraft carrier with at least 40 to 50 fighter jets and 6,000 personnel was a serious threat for us in the past, but is now a target and threats have turned into opportunities,” Brigadier General Hajizadeh said.
On May 10, Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, a political head of the IRGC said that the US does not dare to wage a war on Iran despite its decision to deploy an aircraft carrier and bombers in the region.
“The American officials are suffering from some mess in their thoughts,” he said adding that Washington thinks that it can intimidate the Iranian nation and force the leadership to sit for talks by combining military rhetoric with the sanctions war.
Brigadier General Javani emphasized that this scenario is not possible.