IRGC Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh said "The military capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran have frustrated Americans. The country’s statesmen need not worry about their threats, because the US is far weaker than to threaten Iran.”
Maintaining that the RQ170 is one of Iran’s armed forces’ greatest achievements, he said "The drone was a highly advanced US aircraft which turned into hundreds of projects the very first days.”
"Americans were shocked by us catching the drone,” he said, stating "US arrogance is nothing new. Their problem is not our nuclear case. Once the nuclear is over they will turn to limiting our ballistic missiles or our drones.”
He asserted that US officials intend to cause fear in order to get advantages, adding "Americans never engage in direct confrontation with big powers.”
"No one has the right to address such issues. On behalf of the IRGC and the armed forces I have to tell the administrative and judicial branches not to worry about defense issues, because America is far weaker than to try to threaten the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
He also said that the IRGC is fully aware of the US military movements around the Iranian borders.
"Our country is among the 3 or 4 countries which have achieved the technology to make drones. We are among those countries which have created drones one hundred percent domestically,” he added.