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IRGC: Shock and awe awaits invaders

Press TV - A senior Iranian commander says the armed forces are prepared to deliver an 'awe-inspiring' response to any attack against the country.

Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari

During a Tuesday speech at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps headquarters, Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari said no 'strategic mistake' by Israel or the US would be overlooked by Iran.

Washington and Tel Aviv's inability to face Iran's defensive capabilities has caused them to resort to psychological warfare, the IRGC commander suggested.

"The enemy knows that the IRGC is prepared to defend the country and the Islamic Revolution. This is why no one is able to launch any attack against Iran," he added.

Maj. Gen. Jafari made the remarks following a New York Times report quoted Pentagon officials as saying that Israel recently carried out a large-scale military maneuver, which appeared to be a rehearsal for an attack on Iran.

According to the report, over 100 Israeli F-16s and F-15s flew more than 900 miles off the southern Mediterranean island of Crete, roughly the distance from Israeli airfields to Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities.

Israel accuses Iran of 'producing bomb-grade uranium' and has repeatedly threatened to wage war on the country if Tehran continues with its nuclear plans.

Iran, which according to the most recent UN nuclear watchdog report has conducted a civilian program, insists nuclear weapons have no place in its defensive doctrine.

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