Iranian General Responds To Trump: "We'll Bury You"

At the same time as the US Treasury's declared Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization as part of Trump's crackdown on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as Iran Nuclear Deal, a senior commander in Iran's Quds Force, the elite overseas arm of the IRGC said that his forces have "buried many" like Donald Trump, and the US President's threats against Iran will "damage" America.

“We are not a war-mongering country. But any military action against Iran will be regretted ... Trump's threats against Iran will damage America ... We have buried many ... like Trump and know how to fight against America,” deputy Quds commander Brigadier-General Esmail Ghaani said, cited by Tasnim news agency. The IRGC is Iran's most powerful security entity and wields control over large swathes of Iran's economy as well as considerable influence within its political system.

The crackdown on the IRGC came just two days after Iran’s foreign minister warned of a tough response if Trump proceeded with threats to scrap a landmark nuclear deal signed under the Obama administration. Speaking during a closed session of parliament on Wednesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif told lawmakers that Iran “will never renegotiate” the deal brokered between Tehran and six world powers, Fars news agency reported.

Meanwhile, as reported earlier, world leaders and other officials urged Trump to stick with the deal, with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel stating on Thursday that “a termination of the Iran agreement would turn the Middle East into a region of hot crises.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May has also urged Washington to re-certify the deal, calling it “vitally important for regional security.” France also urged Trump to stick with the deal, with President Emmanuel Macron previously saying it would be a “big mistake” for the US to withdraw, and would risk Iran entering into a “situation very similar to the North Korean situation.” In a joint statement, Theresa May, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron all reiterated their commitment to the JCPOA, and expressed concerned by the possible implications of Trump's decision not to recertify the deal:

We, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision not to recertify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to Congress and are concerned by the possible implications.

 

We stand committed to the JCPoA and its full implementation by all sides. Preserving the JCPoA is in our shared national security interest. The nuclear deal was the culmination of 13 years of diplomacy and was a major step towards ensuring that Iran’s nuclear programme is not diverted for military purposes. The JCPoA was unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council in Resolution 2231. The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly confirmed Iran’s compliance with the JCPoA through its long-term verification and monitoring programme. Therefore, we encourage the US Administration and Congress to consider the implications to the security of the US and its allies before taking any steps that might undermine the JCPoA, such as re-imposing sanctions on Iran lifted under the agreement.

Iran President Hassan Rouhani accused Mr Trump of delivering insults and baseless accusations in his speech. He said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was essential for defending his nation against terrorism and that popular chants - "Death to America" was singled out by Mr Trump as evidence of Iran's hatred - were not directed at the American people but US policies.

During a televised address on Friday, Rouhani stressed that the deal cannot be amended and no new clauses can be added to it. He said the US "is more isolated than ever" and could not unilaterally change the deal.

Tehran will remain committed to the accord, but only while Iranian national interests are preserved, he said. Iran, however, will never hesitate to give a “proper answer” if its interests are violated, Rouhani warned.

“The Iranian nation has not and will never bow to any foreign pressure... Iran and the deal are stronger than ever,” Rouhani said. The Iranian president dismissed America’s anti-nuclear rhetoric, saying the US is the only country to have ever used an atomic bomb.

Predictably, Rouhani also decried the newly announced US sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which the US branded a terrorist organization. No matter the restrictions, “Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps will continue its fight against regional terrorists," Rouhani said.

Earlier on Friday, Trump announced that his administration will not recertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement and announced new sanctions against Tehran. The US president said he wanted  Congress to come up with legislation that will amend the nuclear accord. If negotiations with Tehran on the amendments fail, “the deal will be terminated,” he warned. Trump's escalation comes despite the International Atomic Energy Agency’s confirmation that the Middle East state is in compliance with its obligations. "The nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] are being implemented," Yukiya Amano, director general of the IAEA, said.

Following Trump’s address, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini stressed the nuclear deal was “not a bilateral agreement. It does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry also slammed the US leader’s speech, saying that any use of “aggressive” rhetoric in international relations was “doomed to fail.” Moscow also pointed out that any renewal of UN sanctions against Iran was “out of the question.”

Comments

remain calm researchfix Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:35 Permalink

Can we just play nice. You know you ALL don't mean it when you ALL say "Death to America". You are just kidding right. I thought so. Oh ya, now those ICBM's flying over your homes, don't mind them, they just have little warheads on them that say "we love you" too. You all wanted Nuclear weapons so bad, we thought we would give you all some ahead of time.

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Déjà view FBaggins Fri, 10/13/2017 - 22:43 Permalink

....in his piece Klein makes several arguments regarding Bannon’s friendship towards our community. He cites Bannon’s support for moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — an aggressive maneuver that diplomatic experts call “a very bad idea.” Klein mentions that Bannon thinks Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is a “terrorist.” He lauds Bannon for opposing the Iran nuclear deal, the peaceful diplomatic arrangement that has successfully stopped Iran from achieving a nuclear weapon. And Klein mentions that several of Breitbart Jerusalem’s hires “are yarmulke-wearing Orthodox Jews.”  
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Mustafa Kemal remain calm Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:23 Permalink

"Can we just play nice. You know you ALL don't mean it when you ALL say "Death to America"."No, We, the US, do not seem to be able to do that. Havent you noticed.As for Death To America, you can find plenty here that suggest that NK drop their nukes on DC. I think they are saying a similar thing. Anyway, after losing over half a million people in the Iraq-US/Iran war, they have felt the pain of America in a much more substantial way than you will probably ever understand. 

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Which way to t… Selly2k Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:01 Permalink

The village elders have an ankle bracelet on him so he doesn't wander to far from home. Idiots of his caliber are hard to replace.One thing for sure, if the US goes to war against Iran for Israel, Israel will not be spared. Citizens of Israel will get a taste of what the IDF has been doing to others in the region for years. Hezbollah has a hunndred thousand missiles ready to rain down on occupied Palestine. Be careful what you wish for.A good article by Saker on this subject.http://thesaker.is/trump-goes-full-shabbos-goy/Bubbles

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not dead yet Dr.Evil Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:56 Permalink

So said US propaganda. What Khruschev really said was "if you attack us we will bury you." Just as "rocket man" of North Korea said they will not give up their nukes and rockets "as long as the US threatens them" the part in quotations never made it to the US mainstream press. The part where Iran said "if attacked" won't make it to the mainstream either.

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TheLastTrump not dead yet Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:15 Permalink

This says you're wrong, & a cheap suit Russian propagandist. 'November 1956
During a diplomatic reception... Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev told
Western diplomats:
"About the capitalist states, it doesn't depend on you whether we
(Soviet Union) exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our
invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like
it our not, history is on our side. We will bury you."
'
source: U.S. Department of Energy Timeline
http://www.dpi.anl.gov/dpi2/timelines/1950s.htm#October 1956Additional sources:
'Nikita Khrushchev told Western diplomats in November 1956, "History
is on our side. We will bury you."'

source: Foreign Affairs, 1990
http://www.foreignaffairs.org/19900901faessay6035/flora-lewis/bringing-in-the-east.html

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earleflorida TheLastTrump Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:31 Permalink

Khrushchev was said to be boorish, having been born in 1894 to a poor peasant family with only four years education.he worked in the mines and factories growing up, and joined the Revolution in 1917 as an obedient bolshevik. He ultimately transitioned into the inner circles of Stalin's regime (after Lenin's death 1924) as his personal executor.note: Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gromyko and Kosygin had all been promoted from the factory floors during 1928-32 (BTW: five year [these 5 yr. plans were copied by Mao] plans Stalin implimented) in an education program called 'Vydvizhentsy'!When Stalin died in 1953, it was Beria v. Krushchev (General Secretary). Nikita secretely orchestrated coup,... which got rid of Beria and then had him shot. Ironically Krushchev pulled a page out of Stalin's handbook--- eliminate competition and take credit for their plans/strategies post-humus after Stalin's untimely death (using Beria's strtegies[a 180 degree curve-ball]).Khrushchev wasn't all that bad,.. and knew that USSR could never match the power of the USSA, as did the same Mao of China. Note: two different idiologies regarding communism v. marx theory/leninism

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