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Iran Revolutionary Guard leader says US cannot fight us

Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers [File photo]
Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers [File photo]

A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Ismail Al-Kuthari has said that the United States is unable to wage war against Iran.

“When the President speaks of national interests, all the political currents support him to stand up strongly against American and British ambitions” said Al-Kuthari, Deputy Commander of the “Thar Allah” base in Tehran.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently warned that Tehran will close the Strait of Hormuz if the US blocked the sale of Iranian oil.

Read: Rouhani says US isolated on Iran sanctions, even among allies

In response, US naval forces issued a statement stressing that it will guarantee the freedom of navigation and trade movement.

Earlier in May US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and announced that economic sanctions will be reimposed on Tehran.

The fate of the agreement remains unknown especially as the other signatories – namely Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France – are trying to save it.

Washington has recently said that all countries should stop buying Iranian oil by November or face US sanctions.

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