Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Division Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said Wednesday that Israel is incapable of launching an attack against the Islamic Republic, according to Press TV.
"The Zionist regime’s officials have time and time again threatened Iran but they know full well that the cost of any attack on Iran and our response to that will be so severe that it would be a deadly nightmare for them to even imagine it,” he said.
He added that even in the unlikely possibility that Israel does act on an "immature decision" to attack Iran, the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to give a crushing response to the aggression.
"The Zionist regime may have it in mind to attack Iran but after evaluating the repercussions of that and given the Islamic Republic of Iran’s very severe response [to it], it will definitely come to the conclusion that it has made an immature decision,” Hajizadeh said.
Israel has repeatedly and openly threatened Iran with military strikes, citing the pretext that Iran's nuclear energy program is geared toward non-civilian purposes. Iran, however, has always said its nuclear program is entirely peaceful but promised a devastating response to any aggression against it.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Iran has also conducted several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.