We are on cusp of full-scale confrontation with enemy: IRGC commander

Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami, the new head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. (YouTube screen capture/Times of Irsrael)

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SULAIMANI — The commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday (May 15): “We are on the cusp of a full-scale confrontation with the enemy,” the Fars news agency reported.

Major General Hossein Salami, named head of the force last month, added: “This moment in history, because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all the possible capacity, is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution,” according to Reuters.

The United States has sent further military forces to the Middle East, including an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and Patriot missiles, in a show of force against what US officials say are Iranian threats to its troops and interests in the region.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)