Iran warns over 'US weak points' in Iraq, Afghan

The new head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States Tuesday that Teheran has identified its 'weak points' in Iraq and Afghanistan and would launch a crushing response to any attack.

Iran warns over 'US weak points' in Iraq, Afghan
The new head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States Tuesday that Teheran has identified its 'weak points' in Iraq and Afghanistan and would launch a crushing response to any attack.

'The Revolutionary Guards have identified all the weak points of the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan and based on this have consolidated the defensive capabilities of the country,' General Jaafari said.

'And if the enemy wants to take any impudent action the Islamic republic will for sure give a decisive and teeth-breaking response,' he said, according to state broadcasting.

Jaafari did not explicitly say that Iran would strike the US 'weak points' if attacked but Teheran has always warned of a tough response to any aggression while insisting it would never initiate an attack.

General Rahim Yahya Safavi, Jaafari's predecessor and now special military advisor to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had warned last week that the United States did not appreciate how at risk its troops were.

'It can not evaluate the vulnerability of its 200,000 troops in the region since we have accurately identified all of their camps,' said Safavi.

AFP
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