In an Iranian TV interview, Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen. Masoud Jazayeri threatened the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, saying: "There is a limit to Iran's self-restraint." Sending humanitarian aid to the region would "spark a strong fire, which they will not be able to extinguish," he said. An excerpt from the full interview was posted on the Internet, and then aired by Al-Alam TV with Arabic subtitles on May 13, 2015. The full interview has not yet been broadcast.
Following is the excerpt:
Masoud Jazayeri: I say loud and clear that there is a limit to Iran's self-restraint. I say loud and clear that there is a limit to Iran's self-restraint. Saudi Arabia and its new rulers, the U.S., and others should bear in mind that if they want to prevent Iran from sending aid to countries in the region, this will spark a strong fire, which they will not be able to extinguish.