A senior official of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps underlined IRGC ' s preparedness to confront any possible threat, and warned that the Islamic Republic will give a crushing response to potential aggressors.

" The IRGC is ready to defend the country and confront the enemies ' threats proportionately, " Head of IRGC ' s Public Relations General Ramezan Sharif said on Sunday. He noted that Iran ' s achievements in the defense field have frightened the enemies. Last month, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the Iranian Armed Forces have the necessary capabilities to bring into action the Supreme Leader ' s warnings to enemies. " The deterrent warnings of the Supreme Leader of the(Islamic) Revolution to enemies are serious and based on the capacities and reality of the Islamic Iran ' s defensive power, " Jafari said, addressing Iranian border guards units in the country ' s Northwestern regions. Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the Iranian people in the country ' s Northeastern holy city of Mashhad on March 21, Ayatollah Khamenei deplored Israel ' s war rhetoric against Iran, and warned that any hostile move by the Zionist regime against the Islamic Republic would be reciprocated with a destructive response. Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the recent warmongering statements by Israeli officials and warned Tel Aviv against any wrongdoing against the Islamic Republic of Iran. " Israel ' s leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know that if they do a damn thing, the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground, " Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.