"Americans encircled our country in order to transgress our borders. But as they saw that our people and our armed forces were 100 percent ready in supporting the guardian jurist and the holy state of the Islamic Republic of Iran, they were disappointed,” exclaimed Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the IRGC.
"The current safety of the country is a result of the holy defense,” he said, adding "Today many countries consider Iran as a safe island within an unsafe area. It is because in the 8 years of the holy defense and the eight months of sedition we didn’t let them make our country unstable.”
Asserting that Iran is completely safe, leaving no place for foreigners to think of military attack, Jafari stated "Americans attacked Afghanistan and then Iraq with the excuse of September 11. They intended to encircle the country so that they may have had the chance to attack Iran as well.”