"No big deal."
Those were the three words an Iranian general used to discuss a hypothetical war with the United States.
"We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal and is simple to digest for us; we welcome war with the US as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power," Islamic Revolutionary Gaurds Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a Wednesday interview, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
The top general reportedly added that Iran would set fire to any airbase used by enemies to strike the country.
"We warn their pilots that their first flight [to strike Iran] will be their last one and no one will be allowed to go back safe and sound and they should call their flights as their last flight," he said.
[sharequote align="center"]"We warn their pilots that their first flight [to strike Iran] will be their last one..."[/sharequote]
Salami also warned that a war against Iran would likely result in Muslims declaring worldwide war on the U.S.
"When the arrogant powers grow united in different directions to weaken the Islamic community, we should use our different capacities to fight against the enemy, and the Islamic Iran has gained many experiences in fighting against the enemy so far," Salami recently said, according to the Fars News Agency.
The news came as Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated that it is unacceptable for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. A framework agreement with the Islamic Republic was announced in April between the U.S., Iran and five other world powers.
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