Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Threaten Europe / STATEMENT


26 Nov 2017 – Continuing the Iran regime’s stepped-up rhetorical campaign against the US, the Revolutionary Guards added a threat to Europe on Saturday.A senior commander of the Guards, Gen. Hossein Salami  said on State TV:

So far we have felt that Europe is not a threat; therefore, we did not increase the range of our missiles. But if Europe wants to turn into a threat, we will increase the range of our missiles.Tehran has been unsettled by the call of French President Emmanuel Macron, during a visit to Saudi Arabia earlier this month, for a negotiation over Iran’s ballistic missile program alongside the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the 5+1 Powers (US, UK, France, Germany, China, and Russia).

Iran had been courting European leaders to try and detach them from the Trump Administration, which has stepped up sanctions on the Islamic Republic. However, Macron not only challenged Tehran’s rejection of talks over the missiles, but also sided with Iran’s rival Saudi Arabia over regional issues.

In his Saturday statement, Salami continued the regime’s campaign declaring that, after “victory” over the Islamic State, it would now triumph over the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

Intelligence services of the US, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates and some other countries, which are not currently in our interests to be named, created Daesh [the Islamic State] to overthrow the Syrian administration. We have information that in 2013 and 2014 hundreds of American cargo flights landed ammunition for Takfiri groups in the neighboring countries…. The threat of Daesh was very serious and if the domino effect of the fall of cities had continued, a big disaster would have threatened the Muslim world and even other countries. However, Iranian forces recognized the aptness of time and place and countered Daesh at the very beginning. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, the Supreme Leader proclaimed that Iran has “managed to bring the US to its knees and defeat them in the region”. He said the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq “was a blow against the past and current governments of America and the regimes linked to it”.