ERBIL – Iran has said that it does not see the US forces in the Gulf as a threat as much as it does as a target, reports said on Sunday.
The comments were made by a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, Amirali Hajizadeh, who is the head of the Guards’ aerospace division, according to Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).
Washington has recently deployed forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East in order to confront Tehran if it attempts to harm the US forces, its interests or allies in the region.
“An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past but now it is a target and the threats have switched to opportunities,” Hajizadeh said.
He further threatened that if the US forces make a move, “we will hit them in the head,” according to ISNA, as cited by Reuters.