[Commander of IRGC Aero-Space Force brags about Iran’s military power.]
Host says: As for the aircraft carrier that they bring to the regional waters, you have said that it is easy for IRGC to make it dysfunctional and sink it. And they advertise about it so much.
Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh brags: Well, U.S. aircraft carriers and destroyers were once scary. But today we have reached a point that they have become easy targets. The Americans know it themselves. What I am saying is from a military point of view, and is not propaganda.
The host asks: What about what they say about the JCPOA driving away the shadow of war from the country?
Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh responds: Our military power, our leader’s power, our nation’s integrity and unity, these could drive the threats away. Negotiation is useless.
The host asks: What is it that some people inside the country – as you mentioned – say things about IRGC and create sideline stories about it?
Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh explains: They are very few. They are nothing. Because everybody even those who talk against IRGC appreciate this security. And they know that the shadow of war is driven away by IRGC and armed forces. Well, they sometimes say things. What can we do about it?
Host states: And they cite a quotation from Imam [Khomeini] saying that IRGC should not interfere in political affairs.
Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh says: IRGC doesn’t interfere in political issues. If for example somebody says or does something, it should be attributed to all IRGC.
The host asks: You had said that if the U.S. has the mother of all bombs, we have the father of all bombs. Can you explain?
Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh brags about 10-ton bombs: Our defense industries and our ministry have produced certain bombs by the order of Aero-Space. They are about 10 tons and are dropped from Russian Ilyushins [aircrafts]. Any place that is targeted with this bomb… well, it is 10 tons. It is not 500 kilograms or 1 ton. It is 10 tons.
Brigadier-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh states: The solution to the country’s problems is only and only obeying the leader and [following] the revolution’s path. With love of west, we will not get anywhere. With being revolutionary, we solved the problem of war, we reached missile, we did great things in the region. We should keep doing so.