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    Iran Ready to 'Rain Down' Missiles in Response to Enemy Attack

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    Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Commander Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the Iranian Armed Forces could defend the country from foreign threats and would respond to an enemy attack with "roaring missiles."

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Iranian Armed Forces are capable to defend the country from foreign threats and would respond to an enemy attack with "roaring missiles," the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Commander Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Saturday.

    "With the knowledge I have about the capabilities of the (Iranian) Armed Forces and about ourselves, I’d say with confidence that foreign threats against the Islamic Establishment (of Iran) are futile… Should the enemy make a mistake, our roaring missiles will rain down on them," Hajizadeh said as quoted by the Tasnim news agency.

    Earlier in the day, the IRGC started military exercises with the use of missile systems in the northeast province of Semnan, aimed at demonstrating Iran's readiness to counter enemy threats.

    On Friday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a Tweet that Tehran would "never initiate war," following this statement by a warning that, if needed, the country would not shy away from using weapons in self-defense.

    This week, US President Donald Trump's administration announced sanctions against 25 individuals and entities that allegedly provided support to Iran's missile program following Tehran's latest medium-range ballistic missile test, which took place on Monday.

    Iran retaliated by imposing counter-sanctions against the United States and asserting that President Donald Trump has violated the nuclear deal with his sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

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      jas
      Trump's losing me.
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      ivanwa88
      Trump has been convinced holding thumb 2 cm from the fore finger that there that close to getting there way and Russia being subjugated as they were in 1999.
      That infamous pose by Biden and McCain to Porky is classic and tells a big big tale of lies desperation and deceit.

      This to me seems like a classic 'one more time around the block' meme where Trump has been convinced that Obama has set up a master stroke with world leaders that will work if its given his teams full support, the rest is history as they say.
    • American Socialist
      funk Trump.
      told ya he's an undercover Obama 2.0
      but yall Sheeple are fooled every 4 years, LOL
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      landauroj
      Talk with thr Russian if they can adapt ready to implant nuke head missiles in every missiles you have
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      Igor
      Good for Iran.
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      luckys
      Lmao.. Really that is so comical.. Iran you should probably keep your mouth shut.. Russia will not help nor will china haha.. We would use your country for a fucking toilet... Camel jockeys
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      marcanhalt
      I guess someone in Iran did not get the memo to "stand down", huh?
    • 2007harleydavidsonsg
      There will be a battle with Iran, its only a matter of time. The neo liberal and hatred of all that's just and good will find refuge in Iran. The neocon will destroy them. Evil begets Evil.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, I would not like you as an ally!
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toAmerican Socialist(Show commentHide comment)
      American Socialist, do please tell what Trump has done so far for you to liken him to the Traitor Obama?
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