CENTCOM Commander Kenneth McKenzie assessed that “Iran has gone to great lengths to ensure that what they hold as their critical capabilities to retain the ability to act. By that I would mean their ballistic missile force, their strategic air defence forces, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other elements… I think that Iran still retains very significant capabilities”. He further argued that “the penetration of the coronavirus in Iran is very disturbing… The penetration among senior leaders is worrisome as well. That could always lead to unpredictable behaviour. You know, we're prepared for that”.
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