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13:22 | 2012-09-23

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Commander: Enemies Unable to Cut Iran's Ties with World Countries

TEHRAN (FNA)- Enemies, including the US and the Zionist regime, are seeking to downgrade and cut the existing friendly relations between Iran and other world nations, a senior Iranian military official said, describing such efforts as an incorrect and childish.

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri made the remarks here in Tehran during the first day of Sacred Defense Week (Sept. 21-27) on Saturday.

September 21 is the start of the Sacred Defense Week in Iran which marks the anniversary of the beginning of 8-year Iraq's imposed war against the country in 1980.

The Iranian general said that the psyops campaign was devised to sow unrest in Iranian society in order to affect the governance of the country, and added that the US and "global Zionism" are also trying to undermine Iran's friendly ties with other countries.

Given enemies' intension for weakening Iranian nation's unity as well as the country's ties with other nations to pave the ground for military action against Tehran, Jazzayeri said that it is just "impossible wishes" of the enemies.

"The United States and the Zionist regime of Israel, under the present circumstances, lack the capability for a hard confrontation with Iran," he stated.

In relevant remarks yesterday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said an enemy invasion of Iran is possible, but such a war would put an end to the life of the Zionist regime of Israel.

Israel and its close ally the United States accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.

Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

The Zionist regime has recently intensified its war rhetoric against Tehran, warning that it plans to hit Iranian nuclear facilities.

Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.

The United States has also always stressed that military action is a main option for the White House to deter Iran's progress in the field of nuclear technology.

In response, Iran has warned it would hit the US, Israel and their worldwide interests and close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.

Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.