Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Iran's military perspectives to a potential U.S.-led attack on Syria (1)

Remarks made over the course of the past week by Iran's defense establishment

IRI Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan:

"In case of [U.S.-led] military action against Syria, the region's security and stability will be threatened." [Source: AFP]

"This definitely will not be in the interest of those fanning violence." [Source: AFP]

"I believe the [American] experience gathered with [ground wars] and military [occupations] in Iraq and Afghanistan will prevent America from committing another mistake and falling into another quagmire." [Source: AFP]
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, IRGC, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps:

“We consider defense as our inalienable right." [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

"We need awareness and vigilance in the face of [regional upheavals that have emerged as threats]. [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

The IRGC…will definitely pursue and monitor threatening moves with sharp eyes.” [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

Brigadier General Abdollah Araqi, IRGC, Lieutenant Commander of IRGC Ground Forces:

"Our enemies each have been stuck in a morass of problems. Our full intelligence superiority and powerful armed forces give us the readiness to confront any kind of military threat, and we will severely respond to any threat against our country.” [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, IRGC, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural and Public Affairs:

“The U.S. is aware of the limit of red line in the Syrian front, and any crossing of the Syrian red line will have severe consequences for the White House.” [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

"Iran has on many occasions announced that crisis in Syria has no military solution." [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

“[U.S. -led belligerent intervention] will merely make the conditions in the region further complicated.” [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

“Each of the US and Zionist regime’s accomplices in the terrorist war against Syria have faced problems and those who add fuel to this fire will not be immune from the nations’ revenge.” [Source: Tasnim News Agency]

File photos: FARS news Agency and Tasnim News Agency


Mark Pyruz said...

COL Lang, U.S. Army (Ret) is referencing unnamed contact that SECDEF Hagel and CJCS GEN Hagel privately voiced opposition to U.S.-led strike on Syria, before affirmative decision taken by POTUS.

Intel for SyA CW attack is Israeli-supplied (Unit 8200).

Unclear to what extent impending U.S.-led strike on Syria will serve to undercut IRI Pres. Rouhani position for improving relations with West.

Anonymous said...

Iran and US CAN NOT have any relations as long as Zionists run America. Syria will be able to absorb the Obummer face saving Tomahawk strikes and President Assad will outlast these warmongers. Iran has be to patient and take advantage of US/Zionist mistakes and hubris. US will be toe to toe with China within a decade. Iran needs to be more active on the diplomatic front and seek wider alliances in the multipolar world.

Anonymous said...

U.N. political-affairs head Jeffrey D. Feltman, in Tehran for a regional security meeting, got an earful from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who warned: “The use of military means [against Syria] will have serious consequences not only for Syria but for the entire region,” according to an account by Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi given to reporters covering the event. (Araqchi went on to state that Russia had already submitted to the U.N. Security Council “proof” that Syrian rebels, not regime soldiers, had used chemical weapons.)

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Anonymous said...

You better hope that your iranian heroes do not dare stock their nose into this or they will get punched hard in the face.

Anonymous said...

The rebels are responsible for Chemical attacks. Everyone knows it, no one is buying MSM garbage lies.

Anonymous said...

The US and its evil British poodle are stuck now. The devious Brits are trying to push a craftily worded UNSC resolution to give this TOTALLY ILLEGAL strike on Syria some veneer of legitimacy. Hopefully Russia and China are going to VETO it. Even Lakdar Brahimi the UN envoy clearly stated that any US and its Anglo-French poodle's military action against Syria would be ILLEGAL without UNSC mandate.

Obama's vain ego and big mouth got the best of him this time. He has to save face or become more of a laughing stock or even if he fires a few Tomahawks ineffectually, the consequences can be horrendous and the Zionists, Cyprus, Jordan and UAE (French Rafale bases) may get hit. These US/UK idiot warmongers and their hubris will ensure that they are ruined.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:47 AM, you would be better off learning to spell first, before try to make internet threats

Anonymous said...

Another childish junior-high school-ish response to otherwise an intelligent post. IR. of Iran is deeply involved in Syria and the ongoing civil war. Wrong or right, that is a fact. An intelligent respond could be the fact that this puts pressure on IR. of Iran in future potential negotiations. Syria has now become a negative and a liability for Iran while a few years ago it was not.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:43 PM, Anon 5:47 AM's post certainly was childish.

Anonymous said...

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, IRGC, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps:

“We consider defense as our inalienable right." [Source: Tasnim News Agency]


Iran has no right, inalienable or other, to defend Syria. Syria is not Iran and Iran is not Syria.

probably just a poor transcription of Jafari's remarks and he's not really the ignorant lout that he would be if he actually said and meant that crud.

thanks to Pyruz for printing the stupid remark, perhaps the Iranian government will have the press amend it or cause it to vanish

Anonymous said...

The author of the 1:44AM comment
If you have doubts about that undercutting Rouhani's position for improving relations..., read a statement from the FM spokesman Mr. Araqchi, who has said that:

"The Americans (and you; the author, claim to be the AMERICAN) don't have a deep commitment to any criteria, human principles and international law, terrorists are good if they move in line with their interests and if they act against their interests they are bad".


Anonymous said...

If you have any or no ancestral connections with Mr. D. Rogozin, who is a former Russian envoy to the NATO and present deputy of the Russian PM, it would be interesting to know that Mr. Rogozin has recently said that:

"The West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade".


Anonymous said...

Iranian regime officials are proficient at talking. I'm sure that Feltman has much experience at listening to jackasses bray and that he was quite indifferent to Zarif.

perhaps Feltman fed him a carrot.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Iran and syria have a mutual defense treaty,Iran has made it clear that it will defend its interests where ever they may be

Anonymous said...

Iran hasn't any ability to defend Syria against any attack from a first-class military.

Iran has the ability to talk quite a bit and the ability to blow up small groups of civilians.

should Iran attempt to engage US or NATO forces, Iran would get a butt-kicking

Anonymous said...

AnonymousAugust 29, 2013 at 4:04 PM
Iran has the capability to destroy any nato facility within 2000kms of its borders,this includes the occupation forces in afghanistan,as such it has a powerful deterrent,the syrians can hit any nato targets within 700kms of its borders,one of the prime targets for syrian retaliation would be the akrotiri air base in cyprus,neither nation is defenseless,this isnt iraq or libya

Anonymous said...

The USA doesn't have any ability to successfully occupy Islamic countries. It has the ability to talk quite a bit and the ability to blow up large numbers of civilians. Should it attempt to engage Syrian and Islamic people, America would get even more losses like it does in Iraq and Afghanistan.