Nuclear Negotiating Partner Iran Ready for 'Decisive Battle' Against U.S.

America's negotiating partner in a critical nuclear disarmament deal has declared that it's ready to stomp the U.S. and Israel.

“We are ready for the decisive battle against the US and the Zionist regime,” Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces General Hassan Firouzabadi told Fars News Agency.

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Stressing that Iran has prepared itself for such a final battle against the US and Israel since many years ago and through staging different wargames, he said, “If any war is launched against Iran, we won’t give any ground to the enemy and they themselves know this very well.”

Firouzabadi said that the enemies have been studying military invasion of Iran throughout the last ten years, "they even moved their troops to the region, but eventually came to the conclusion that they lack the ability (to wage war on Iran) and left the region".

“And these words that they utter (about war with Iran) now are just political bluffing,” he added.

"Yet, we warn that if an attack is launched on our troops from any territory, we will invade all the possessions of the enemy," he reiterated. “We do not feel any hostility for any of the regional state, but if we are targeted from the US bases in the region, we will hit those bases."

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in remarks over the weekend that “the Iranian nation should pay attention to the recent negotiations and the rude remarks of the Americans so that everyone gets to know the enemy well.”

“The Americans speak in their private meetings with our officials in one way, and they speak differently outside these meetings; this is hypocrisy and the bad and evil will of the enemy and the nation should observe all these cases precisely,” Khamenei said.