U.S. maximum pressure strategy against Iran to fail: commander

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-16 16:18:51|Editor: xuxin
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TEHRAN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The United States will fail to crush Iranian resistance by imposing maximum pressure, the chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was quoted as saying Thursday.

"This is the most decisive moment for the Islamic revolution, because the enemy has come to the battlefield with all of its capacities at its disposal," the Press TV quoted Major General Hossein Salami as saying during a meeting with IRGC officers on Wednesday.

Iran is "on the verge of a full-scale confrontation" with the enemies, who are trying to crush the Iranian nation's resistance through the "strategy of maximum pressure and by using all of their capacities," Salami said.

However, despite their ostentatious appearance, Iranian enemies are suffering from "osteoporosis" and they will fail once again to achieve their objective against Iran, Salami added.

On Wednesday, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that the Islamic republic is at the highest level of preparedness to counter any military threat against the country.

However, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have ruled out the possibility of a war between Tehran and Washington, despite the rising tensions that have fueled worries about an armed conflict between the two rivals.

The U.S. has recently been ramping up pressure on Iran to force it to return to the negotiation table, by designating the IRGC as a terror group, imposing a total ban on Iranian oil exports, and building up its military presence in the Gulf.