Commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Mohammad Jafari warns against West’s “soft war” attacks; Ayatollah Jannati says Iran in midst of “economic crisis,” warns country will not succumb to sanctions.
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Members of Iran’s top leadership brass on Friday expressed concern about the state of the Islamic Republic as its economy continues to spiral due to international sanctions.
“We have reached a very sensitive and fateful stage,” said General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), in a message posted on the IRGC website.
Jafari’s comments came amid an uptick in public discussions over a potential Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear program. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that US-led sanctions and diplomatic efforts have had no impact on the Iranian nuclear program, and warned that time is running out to peacefully resolve the issue.