Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari was responding to a statement by Secretary of State John Kerry made on Thursday to Al Arabiya that if Iran does not abide by the interim Geneva agreement with the 5+1 world powers reached in Geneva, "the military option of the United States is ready and prepared to do what it would have to do."
"Mr. Kerry!" Jafari replied. "Know that a direct conflict with America is the strongest dream of the faithful and revolutionary men around the world. Your threats to revolutionary Islam are the best opportunity. Muslim leaders for years have been preparing us for a decisive battle. I think it's unlikely that your wise men would allow America to be placed on one side of this decisive battle and take the ridiculous military option from the table into action."
Claiming that America's days of superiority are over because of budget deficits and broken policies, Jafari warned Kerry of a massive retaliation from its proxies if Iran is attacked.
"If you don't have the ability to understand the military and security issues, ask your experienced analysts if America can truly withstand the devastating consequences of a military action," he said. "Do you know how many thousands of revolutionary Muslims at the heart of the Islamic revolutionary groups around the world are awaiting for you to take this [military] option from the table into action?" Jafari asked. "If you don't know, think a bit or research it."