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Iran's armed forces to respond to US military threats: top commander


04:36, May 23, 2020


A speedboat of Iran's Revolutionary Guards sails near to oil tanker Stena Impero at sea of Bandar Abbas, Iran, August 22, 2019. (Photo: CGTN)

TEHRAN, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Iran's top military commander said Friday that Iranian armed forces monitor U.S. military movements in and far beyond the region and will respond to their threats against Iran's interests, Press TV reported.

Iran's armed forces have "a thorough intelligence command of the status, location, tactics, and movements of enemies, including America, ... in the region and remote territories," Mohammad Baqeri, chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, said in a statement on Friday.

Iran's armed forces are ready to "give an appropriate response to any miscalculated move by those forces against ... Iran's national interests anywhere in the world," Baqeri was quoted as saying.

The remarks by the Iranian top commander came after the White House announced last week that the United States was considering measures it could take in response to Iran's shipment of fuel to the crisis-stricken Venezuela.

Iran's defense minister on Wednesday said that moves causing any insecurity to the oil tankers and maritime trade routes is in violation of the international law and would draw reaction of international institutions and countries.

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