Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh
Source: Press TV
Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says in case of a military movement against Iran, NATO's missile shield in Turkey will be Iran's first target.
“The West's missile shield which is being deployed in Turkey by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), is managed by America and the Zionists, but to deceive Turkish people, they call it NATO defense shield,” Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said.
He added that Iran has considerably changed its defense strategy, based on orders by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei], after recent threats by the US and Israel. The change is based on “counter threat by threat” principle, IRNA reported on Saturday.
The commander said that Iran will “use its legal choices and geographical advantages to defend its waters and soil” and will gradually make the situation more difficult for the American troops in the region.
“If the US continues such measures as sanctions as well as economic, political, and cultural mischief against the Islamic Republic of Iran, [the Iranian] armed forces have prepared plans which they will carry out against the US one after the other,” he noted.
Hajizadeh went on to say that Iran is not concerned about possible military actions [against Iran] by the enemy as all their moves are monitored by the Iranian armed forces.
The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear program may consist of a covert military agenda.
On November 6, Israeli President Shimon Peres threatened that an attack against the Islamic Republic was becoming “more and more likely.”
Iranian officials have promised a crushing response to any military strike against the country, warning that any such measure could result in a war that would spread beyond the Middle East.