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Senior Iranian official warns US against any act of aggression

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The file photo shows the launch of an Iranian domestically-manufactured missile. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

A senior military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned the US against launching any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic, saying the US bases in the region are vulnerable to Iran’s missiles.

“Should the US seek to launch a war against Iran, all of US military bases in the region would become insecure,” Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi (pictured below) said on Wednesday.

Iran is capable of securing its borders with missiles that have a range of up to 2,000 kilometers, he added.

The senior military commander also said the US power was on the decline.

“Despite claims of being a superpower, deployment of warships and expansion of military bases across the globe, the power of the US is vanishing, proof of which is its incapability to put an end to the Syrian conflict and get its own way in that country,” he noted.

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Iran has recently made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in manufacturing important military equipment and warfare.

Tehran has repeatedly maintained that its military power poses no threat to other countries and is based on deterrence only.

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