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Safavi: Armed forces will respond to any enemy assault

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 6, IRNA
Iran-Armed Forces-Safavi
Commander of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi here Saturday said Iran and its armed forces are prepared to face the enemies' various scenarios, including political and economic pressures.

Speaking at ceremony to introduce his newly appointed deputy Brigadier General Morteza Rezaei and the head of IRGC's protection and information department, he declared IRGC's readiness to play a multifaceted role under all conditions to confront both foreign enemies and their domestic subversive agents.

According to a report released by IRGC Public Relations Department, Safavi referred to the current world security as unstable and insecure, and said given the present era of mistrust, the Middle East is now in a political, security and even economic transition.

"We are now facing an extremely sensitive, complicated and decisive situation. Therefore, special attention should be paid to IRGC duties and missions under the current global, regional, peripheral and domestic security conditions," he noted.

Turning to the present sensitive conditions in the region, he urged the IRGC to be fully prepared to face any situation.

The appointment of a member of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, as the new Palestinian prime minister, has given the Zionist regime, the US and European states a shock.

"This has made the Zionist regime and its new prime minister broaden their attacks on the West Bank and Gaza Strip," he added.

He pointed to the brilliant background of Brigadier General Rezaei during his service at IRGC and said that during his term as the head of IRGC protection and information department Rezaei converted it into an integrated organization.

Safavi hoped that in his new term as deputy commander of IRGC, Rezaei will also succeed in managing its day to day affairs.

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