The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami, said that Tehran has everything that is sufficient to defeat the enemy, stressing that “they will not achieve their ambitions to control us.”
“The enemy wants to control Iran, and we tell them that they will not be able to commit any folly or control our decisions,” Salami said.
“Iran has a resilient and powerful people who will not yield to US economic pressure,” the Iranian commander added.
Salami, who is the chief commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps since 2019, has been more aggressive in his approach with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. than his predecessors.
The Iranian army chief has expanded and stabilized Iran’s presence in several countries in the region, while also strengthening his country’s forces domestically.