Iran will never submit to pressure and psychological warfare by the United States and its allies, the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, says.
Addressing a meeting with commanders, managers and staff of the Armed Forces in Tehran on Tuesday, Baqeri added that strengthening defensive preparedness and capacities is a serious and immutable strategy of the Islamic Republic.
In line with the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine and courtesy of a realistic approach to regional issues, particularly the enemies’ threats, the country would never hesitate on developing its deterrent and defensive power, he reiterated.
“Promoting defensive readiness and capacities, maintaining the conditions of swiftly repelling threats and deepening intelligence command over the enemy’s moves are among the priorities of the Armed Forces, particularly the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)” Baqeri said.
He noted that the Armed Forces are responsible for maintaining and defending national security and said, “Despite round-the-clock efforts by hegemonic and adventurist extra-regional powers and Takfiri terrorists to create insecurity in the country in [the recently-ended Iranian calendar] year of 1395, it was a secure and calm year for the Iranian nation.”
The Iranian military official added that plots by terrorist groups to penetrate and infiltrate into the country and create insecurity were neutralized thanks to the appropriate and wise measures by the Armed Forces and the Intelligence Ministry.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has conducted several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other countries, especially the regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to anyone. Iran says its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.
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