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Commander: Iran's increased military might appropriate with threats

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 19, IRNA -- IRI Army Commander said here Wednesday, Army, like entire other armed forces of Iran, has increased its might and capabilities parallel and appropriate with posed threats against our country.

According to the IRNA defense field reporter, Emir Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan who was speaking with the media representatives Wednesday evening in the presence of foreign countries’ military attachés added, “The IRI Army is performing its mission of safeguarding the sacred geographical territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran against any foreign threat, benefitted from very advanced and high level defense and attack capabilities.”

Referring to the nationwide IRI Army Day parades, held in the presence of the foreign countries’ military attachés on Tuesday, the Army commander reiterated, “Holding such parades provides the ground for defense cooperation and expansion of relations among countries, particularly between Iran and the Islamic countries.”

Brigadier General Pourdastan said, “Presently our country’s cooperation with countries whose military attachés are in Iran is mainly at training exchange level.”

He added, “Holding joint war games with friendly and neighboring countries is possible after the approval of the matter by the Armed Forces Joint Chief of Staff Headquarters.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran Army commander reiterated, “We intend to regulate our relations amid a calm and tension-free atmosphere and pursue the objective of establishing regional peace and stability.

Also on Tuesday, speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony commemorating the National Army Day in Tehran, Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan stressed that Iran’s Armed Forces will vehemently confront threats and vigorously defend the country in case of military aggression against the Islamic Republic.

He also vowed that Iran will retaliate against any country, whose territory is used by the enemies for hostile operations against Iran as such countries are considered 'enemy ground.'

The senior Iranian commander stressed that Iran’s Armed Forces are fully prepared to deter any act of aggression. He noted that the enemies are in no position to wage war on Iran as they are grappling with numerous domestic woes.

Brigadier General Pourdastan highlighted that Iran is fully aware of its foes’ abilities and weak points and can proportionately respond to threats anytime.

Washington and Tel Aviv have at times threatened Tehran with a military strike against its civilian nuclear facilities.

On March 20th, this year, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamene’ie emphasized that the Iranian nation will respond proportionally to any potential threat against its soil by the US or the Zionist regime.

“We do not possess a nuclear weapon and we will never build one, but we will defend ourselves against any aggression, whether by the US or by the Zionist regime, proportionally,” Ayatollah Khamene’ie said.

On March 15th, the Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that despite Tel Aviv’s escalating war rhetoric against Iran, the Israeli regime is too small to survive “even for one week after the outbreak of real war.”

“First of all, we take every little threat serious even if it comes from the weakest country in the world,” he said in an interview with Danish television channel TV2.

Salehi added that secondly, Iran does not consider the Israeli claims or threats as real ones, considering that usurper regime’s size, past records, and military might.

Courtesy: Press TV, for the background

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