"During the past three decades, enemies have understood the components of our power and they will be definitely defeated if they commit a strategic mistake in their calculations," Second-in-Command to Iran's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Gholam Ali Rashid said on Monday, press tv reported.
The United States and its ally, Israel, have frequently threatened to carry out a strike against Iran's nuclear energy facilities based on the unfounded claim that Tehran's peaceful nuclear activities include a military component. Iran has vehemently refuted the allegation.
Addressing a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on March 5, Commander of the US Central Command General James Mattis claimed that Washington had a number of ways to bring Iran to its knees.
In response to Mattis' claims, Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on March 6 that any act of aggression against the country will receive a decisive response.