Iran Does Not Expect a War With the US

Commander: US looking for psychological war, not military conflict

Following at a closed door session with MPs, national security committee chairman Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh told state media that analysts are not expecting a war with the United States, despite recent US buildups in the area.

Falashatpisheh was told by the commander of the Revolutionary Guard that the US is looking for a “psychological war,” and that the US has started this, but that they don’t expect a military conflict.

That commander, Gen. Hossein Salami, dismissed the idea of the US attacking, saying that a US military attack was all but impossible at the moment, and that recent deployments didn’t amount to a real threat.

The commander emphasized Iran’s defensive preparations, saying they were fully prepared if the Americans “make a move” against them. He added that the presence of more US ships in the immediate vicinity, if anything, would increase Iran’s ability to retaliate to an American attack.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.