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Quds force chief says U.S."teeth will be crushed" if it moves against Iran

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Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani Head of Iran’s elite Quds force, gives a speech during a ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of senior Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. attack, in Tehran, Iran January 1, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

VIENNA, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The commander of Iran's elite Quds Force on Thursday warned the United States its "teeth will be crushed" if Washington makes the slightest move against Tehran, state media said, as indirect talks are being held to rescue a 2015 nuclear accord.

"This nation's power and capacity ... has reached such a level that if you (U.S.) make the slightest move, your teeth will be crushed in your mouth," Quds Force chief Esmail Ghaani was quoted by Iranian media as saying. "The time is long past when you could do whatever you wanted."

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