TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior official at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday shrugged recent comments by US President Donald Trump against Iran and said the Americans never dare to take military action against the Islamic Republic.
“Negotiations with Americans will not take place, and Americans will not dare to take military action against us,” Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC for Political Affairs Brigadier General Yadollah Javani told the Press Shia Agency News Agency.
“Trump had thought that with the new sanctions and pressures imposed on the Islamic Republic by the US after its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran would face a kind of internal turmoil and would eventually negotiate with the US, but in practice it did not happen,” he added.
“The Americans are in a state of turmoil and anger, and because of their desperation, they have done whatever they can to break the Iranian nation’s 40-year-old resistance,” Brigadier General Javani noted.
The Iranian nation is well aware of “this scene” and considers the US administration as unreliable, the IRGC official went on to say.
Trump said on Thursday that his administration had information Iran was “threatening” the United States, though he provided no details.
“We have information that you don’t want to know about,” Trump said. But he added that “we don’t want to have to do anything.”
Trump said he was ready to speak with Iranian leaders and come to an understanding that would allow the country to improve its economic prospects. “What I’d like to see with Iran, I’d like to see them call me.”
“I look forward to the day where we can actually help Iran. We’re not looking to hurt Iran,” Trump added.