Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief hits back at US plan to list his force as terrorists

The RG commander Yahya Rahim Safavi said Wednesday that Iran’s 2,000km range missiles (capable of reaching Israel) could now be remote controlled. debkafile‘s military sources interpret this as a reference to Shahab-3 missiles kept in hiding places, even possibly outside Iran, which can be operated at a distance from Tehran.
Safavi also said his RG ground forces had missiles that could penetrate the armor plating fitted to Israel’s Merkava and US Abrams tanks.
He spoke the day after Iran’s Lebanese pawn, Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah, bragged about new weapons that would surprise Israel and change the course of a war and the face of the Middle East.
The Iranian general went on to declare: “Our coast-to-coast missiles can now reach the breadth and length of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea and no warships can pass in the Persian Gulf without being in range of our coast-to-sea missiles.” According to debkafile‘s sources, he was referring to the new generation shore-to-ship C-802, recently acquired by Iran and supplied to Syria and Hizballah.
The RG commander did not say so, but his threatening boasts were undoubtedly Tehran’s response to Washington’s plan to list his force a specially designated global terrorist.
This would be the first time the United States had designated the military force of a sovereign nation terrorists and declared war on its business and financial operations.

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