The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ political bureau said on
Sunday that the IRGC is not seeking war with Israel or the US, but is practicing
an ongoing strategy of military deterrence.
Writing in Mashregh News, a
conservative website with strong ties to the Guards, Brig.- Gen. Yadollah
Javani, who is also the Guards’s most senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accused foreign media outlets and “counterrevolutionary”
(in other words, reformist) news sites of “attempting to introduce the idea that
the IRGC is hawkish” in recent weeks.
“Some have written that Iran has
reached an impasse, and that some military and IRGC commanders are looking for
war [with Israel and the US] as a way out this impasse,” Javani wrote. “The IRGC
and IRGC commanders do not seek war but are practicing a strategy of military
deterrence against those enemies that threaten Iran.”
In his article,
Javani reveals insights into the Guards’ thoughts regarding Iran’s increasingly
aggressive rhetoric toward Israel and the US over Iran’s nuclear
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