A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has said his country will hit back if the US makes any moves in the Gulf.
Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Guards’ aerospace division, told the Iranian Students’ News Agency: “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… the threats have switched to opportunities.”
He added: “If [the Americans] make a move we will hit them in the head.”
His words come after the US sent an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to address what president Donald Trump described as “clear indications” of threats to its troops in the region.
The US also approved a new deployment of patriot missiles to the Middle East on Friday.
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