Iran wants peace but not ‘afraid’ of war – Revolutionary Guards chief
Iran does not want war with the United States, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards has claimed, adding that Washington lacks the “will” to fight Tehran, RT reports.
“The difference between us and them is that they are afraid of war and don’t have the will for it,” Major General Hossein Salami said, according to the Fars news agency.
Salami has made a number of public statements about rising tensions with the United States, following Washington’s declaration that a joint strike group was being deployed to the Persian Gulf to send Iran a “message.”
The Iranian general described the move as part of a “psychological war,” noting that Tehran has grown accustomed to a large US military presence in the region.