“The US may have struck a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, but things are still tense. Iran may be the biggest international headache for the next US President,” reports CNN Senior International Correspondent Frederik Pleitgen.
According to Iranian military leader Salar Abnoush, “the IRGC will be in the US and Europe very soon.”
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is the nation’s elite military force. Abnoush serves as deputy coordinator of an IRGC command front known as the Khatam-al-Anbia Garrison.
These forces, acting at the direction of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, aim to thwart potential plots against the Islamic Republic and bolster Iran’s hardline regime.
“Our enemies have several projects to destroy the Islamic revolution, and have waged three wars against us to execute their plans against our Islamic Republic,” said Abnoush. “Some believe the holy defense ended. They are wrong; the holy defense continues, and today, it is more complicated than before.”
We should not treat this as an empty threat. Abnoush’s comments come as Iran is pumping massive amounts of cash into its military (cash it has as a result of the JCPOA), and as Saeed Ghasseminejad of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told the Washington Free Beacon, “If we look at Iran’s previous terror attacks and assassination campaign around the world, such a statement is alarming. The Islamic Republic has killed hundreds of Iranians and non-Iranians around the world in a coordinated campaign of terror.”
Iran also plans to spend billions of dollars on American-made planes that it will use to strengthen its air force.
Supreme Leader Khamenei posted the following message on Twitter on November 2nd:
US system is far away from values of humanity, death to America means death to a system which has nothing to do with humanitarian values.
Despite comments like this, Hillary Clinton continues to support the nuclear deal with Iran – a deal that will do nothing but increase Iran’s military strength.
Donald Trump stands in fierce opposition to the plan, but renegotiating may not be an option. According to Khamenei, all Americans are “untrustworthy” and “deceitful.” Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump “are sufficient for the annihilation of the reputation of the United States,” he declared.
Editor’s note: We’ve mentioned before, Europe may be in trouble at an existential level.This is real, this is scary.