Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated since US President Donald Trump abandoned a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear activities and reinstated sanctions.
While speaking at the opening of an exhibition of captured drones in the capital, Tehran, Maj-Gen Salami, lamented that “they will hit anybody who crosses” Iranian borders.
Iran is ready to destroy any country that launches an attack on its territory, a senior military official says.
“Our readiness to respond to any aggression is definitive,” Maj-Gen Hossein Salami told state media on Saturday. “We will never allow a war to enter our land.”
“We will pursue any aggressor,” he continued. “We will continue until the full destruction of any aggressor.”
Furthermore, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the US and its allies to “be careful and make no mistake.”
The comments came shortly after the US announced it was sending troops to support Iran’s rival, Saudi Arabia.
The US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for recent attacks on two Saudi oil facilities.
Iran has denied that it was involved in the attacks. Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who are backed by Iran, have said they were responsible.