Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif made the remarks in a Thursday address to a gathering of thousands of voluntary Basij forces in the northwestern city of Oroumiyeh.
He said the time when one used its military power to intimidate other nations is over. “We hereby announce the slightest mistake made by the enemy will immediately receive the most crushing response.”
General Sharif pointed to a July terrorist attack on a military checkpoint in western Iran, which left several Shia and Sunni Iranians dead, and said, “As you witnessed, the attackers’ base was targeted with our missiles in less than a week, and we gave them a crushing response.”
“The enemies of Iran must expect to receive a stronger slap if any of them dares to insult the Iranian nation,” the IRGC spokesman warned.
His comments came a few days after the IRGC attacked the gatherings of the ringleaders of a recent terror attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz with several surface-to-surface ballistic missiles in an area east of the Euphrates in Syria.
The strike took place on October 1 by the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, killing and injuring dozens of Takfiri terrorists and ringleaders of the September 22 attack, in which 25 people were killed and 69 others wounded.
The operation, dubbed the Muharram Strike, saw the IRGC’s Aerospace Force fire a total of six medium-range ballistic missiles from western Iran at targets 570 kilometers (355 miles) away, the IRGC said.
The Daesh terror group and the al-Ahwaziya militants, both of which have known links to Saudi Arabia, claimed responsibility for the attack in Ahvaz.
Following the terrorist act, Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei ordered the country’s intelligence services to swiftly find the accomplices of the "criminals” behind the attack and put them on trial.