A senior Iranian regime official is seen in this footage telling a gathering of students that the USA has been threatening Iran since the 1979 ‘Islamic revolution’, and asserting that Iran will “destroy” the US’ military capabilities and send its forces home in defeat if they launch any invasion.
Speaking at the ‘Design for Tomorrow’ seminar held on March 30, prominent Iranian scholar and theorist Hassan Rahim pour Azghadi, a member of the regime’s Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, tells the students: “This is the fifth or sixth American President who’s said that the military option is on the table. You are a new generation and don’t remember the previous threats [by the USA], such as the threats to launch airstrikes on Iran which have been suggested since the Islamic revolution broke out in Iran [in 1979], when Imam Khomeini, in response to their threats, told them ‘Which of your threats is the most critical and dangerous that you’ll intimidate us by it? The American officials replied, ‘We will launch a military invasion [by airstrikes and aerial bombardment].’ Then the Imam, in response to their threat, told them, ‘Okay, let’s suppose you come and attack us [by airstrikes]. Will you want to stay in the air circling yourselves or will you finally descend and land on Iranian territory? When you land, we will destroy you and you will never go back [home] alive.’ Here is not Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq, this is a different place; we will learn a new history, you will learn new lessons.” “Such as the threats to launch airstrikes on Iran which have been suggested since the Islamic revolution broke out in Iran”.