Com­man­der says IRGC in­fil­trated into US com­mand cen­ters

Iran Daily - - National -

Ase­nior Ira­nian com­man­der said over the re­cent years, the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion Guards Corps (IRGC) has in­fil­trated into the US mil­i­tary’s com­mand cen­ters and has ev­i­dence of their sup­port for Daesh ter­ror­ists.

“We have doc­u­ments show­ing the be­hav­ior of the Amer­i­cans in Iraq and Syria. We know what the Amer­i­cans did there; what they ne­glected and how they sup­ported Daesh,” IRGC Aerospace Force Com­man­der Bri­gadier Gen­eral Amir Ali Ha­jizadeh said in a Fri­day TV in­ter­view, Press TV re­ported.

If the IRGC is al­lowed to re­lease those doc­u­ments, it would bring about more “scan­dals” for the US, the com­man­der pointed out.

The Amer­i­cans, among oth­ers, “have come to Iraq and Syria to dis­in­te­grate them, but what even­tu­ally hap­pened was Iran’s will. I see no army in the world to be on a par with the IRGC,” he added.

The US has long been ac­cused of col­lud­ing with Daesh to pro­vide safe pas­sage and lo­gis­tic sup­port to mem­bers of the Tak­firi group in con­flict zones.

The US and its al­lies have been bom­bard­ing what they call Daesh po­si­tions in­side Syria since Septem­ber 2014 with­out any au­tho­riza­tion from the Da­m­as­cus gov­ern­ment or a UN man­date.

In late Au­gust, the so-called Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said US he­li­copters had trans­ferred mem­bers of the Daesh ter­ror­ist group in Deir ez-zor Prov­ince.

The sources spec­u­lated that the air­lift was pos­si­bly meant to trans­fer US mer­ce­nar­ies fight­ing along­side Daesh or the ter­ror out­fit’s ring­leaders who sought to de­fect.

“Fa­ther of All Bombs”

Ha­jizadeh said Iran pos­sesses do­mes­ti­cally-made 10-ton “Fa­ther of All Bombs” that dwarfs the most pow­er­ful non-nu­clear weapon of the US.

“Fol­low­ing a pro­posal by the Aerospace Force of the IRGC, [Iran’s] De­fense In­dus­tries [Or­ga­ni­za­tion] man­u­fac­tured a 10-ton bomb. These bombs are at our dis­posal. They can be launched from Ilyushin air­craft and they are highly de­struc­tive,” he said.

The com­man­der re­ferred to the ord­nance as Iran’s “Fa­ther of All Bombs” as com­pared with the GBU-43/B Mas­sive Ord­nance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the “Mother of All Bombs,” which the US Air Force dropped on tun­nels in Afghanistan’s Nan­garhar prov­ince from an MC-130 air­craft in April.

The MOAB weighs about 22,000 pounds (9,800 kg), and was said to be the most pow­er­ful non-nu­clear weapon ever de­signed. It was de­vel­oped dur­ing the US war on Iraq and is in­tended to tar­get large be­low-sur­face ar­eas.

Iran has re­peat­edly in­sisted that its mil­i­tary ca­pa­bil­i­ties are solely aimed for de­fense pur­poses and they pose no threat to other coun­tries. The coun­try has also been as­sist­ing its al­lies, in­clud­ing Iraq and Syria, in their on­go­ing fight against ter­ror­ism.

In June, the IRGC fired six medi­um­range bal­lis­tic mis­siles at Daesh tar­gets in Syr­ian prov­ince of Deir ez-zor in re­sponse to a June 7 ter­ror­ist at­tack in Tehran, which killed 18 peo­ple.

The IRGC said the mis­siles killed more than 170 ter­ror­ists, in­clud­ing a num­ber of com­man­ders and se­nior el­e­ments, and in­flicted heavy dam­age on their equip­ment and sys­tems.

Washington has on sev­eral oc­ca­sions slapped new sanc­tions against Iran over its mis­sile pro­gram.

The United States claims that Iran’s mis­sile tests and rocket launches vi­o­late UN Res­o­lu­tion 2231, which was adopted in July 2015 to en­dorse the 2015 nu­clear agree­ment be­tween Iran and the five per­ma­nent mem­bers of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil plus Ger­many.

Iran has strongly re­jected the US al­le­ga­tions that it has vi­o­lated the UN res­o­lu­tion, and in­sists that its mis­sile tests and rocket launches are solely for de­fense pur­poses and not de­signed to carry nu­clear war­heads.


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