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Iran able to defeat enemy in intelligence war: IRGC Commander

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 18, IRNA -- Iran can defeat the enemy in the intelligence war, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Chief Commander said on Saturday.

Iran is facing a full-scale intelligence war with the US and its allies and they are using all means of psychological war, cyber operation, military action, public diplomacy and intimidation to undermine the Islamic establishment, Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC Major General Hossein Salami said.

He made the remarks in an induction ceremony for the new head of IRGC's Intelligence Organization Hossein Taeb.

Intelligence war between Iran and the US is an objective reality, top IRGC commander said.

He pointed to Iran's measures to suspend parts of its obligations enshrined in the nuclear deal and said that Iran's move changed the US and its allies' calculations.

They supposed that Iran will show no reaction to pressures, the commander added.

Salami described the US as a declining power, but cautioned all about its conspiracies.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on May 8 that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to JCPOA to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

May 8 marks the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal formally known as the JCPOA endorsed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.


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