Iran would need “less than 12 minutes” to take control of the Middle East, an Iranian top military commander has warned.

Iran will give a crushing response to any threat to its security, even if its enemies are “beyond its borders,” the chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, told Yemen’s al-Masirah TV on Friday.

‘Credible’ Response: Iran Will Retaliate in Kind if Its Interests Are Threatened – General
The Iranian commander’s remarks came after Trump claimed on Tuesday that Tehran planned to take control of the Middle East in just “12 minutes.

“Look at Iran, before I got there [to the White House], Iran was going to take [control of] the Middle East in about 12 minutes, right?” Trump told his supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

“While in the past we could defend the Middle East, not impose our hegemony on the whole region, within 12 minutes [as mentioned by Trump], today we can do it faster,” General Jafari said.

Mentioning the US sanctions against Iran, he said that Iranians had grown accustomed to unilateral sanctions.

“Despite the sanctions, we have managed to achieve self-sufficiency and strengthen our national solidarity,” he noted.

General Jafari was speaking just weeks after the IRGC fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a gathering of the masterminds of the recent terror attack in Ahvaz, which left 25 people dead and 69 injured.

Iran’s top military commander said that the retaliatory strike was just the first in Tehran’s revenge against those who orchestrated the Ahvaz attack, which Tehran blames on “regional terror sponsors” and their “US masters.”

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Sources: Sputnik, Masirah TV

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Is that supposed to be a joke? Israel has bombed their people hundreds of times in Syria and faced one small scale rocket attack in response so I have no idea what he is talking about there.

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There is something making people believe their dreams are reality that Hezbollocks is one of the main actors of smuggling from Colombia/Mexico into Europe and the MENA. This is called cocaine…

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Is called choosing your battles. Israel is grounded without you ran firing a single shot at it
#strategie

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They are just like barking dogs without having courage to bite.

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The fact that the top leadership of ISIS , including Al Baghdadi , conferred only 3 miles away from American bases in the Euphrate valley , shows that ISIS is indeed a puppet ploy of the US. Not necessarily the footsoldiers , but surely the top.These are the ones airlifted by US helicopters.

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Israel should give a good lesson to this barking dog like it gave Egypt in 1967 war.

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Iran should target ISIS in Yemen with these missiles, because the Yemenis need more support than others. And it’s legitimate to hit terrorists killing innocent people wherever they are, especially in Yemen because it’s an open contested land for outsiders