Iran’s Guards commander says US military presence in Gulf is ‘an opportunity’

File photo of General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of aerial forces of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. (AFP)

The United States’ military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity, a senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).

“An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now...the threats have switched to opportunities,” General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerial forces division in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said.

He added, “If [the Americans] make a move we will hit them in the head.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:04 - GMT 11:04