Iran to respond any strike severely
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, April 27, IRNA
Iran is a strong nation with a powerful army and any military aggression on the country will be definitely responded severely, Army Commander Ahmad Mahmoudzadeh said on Thursday.
"Iran's army power is known to its enemies," he added, noting, "Their threats will not have any influence on Iranians."
"Problems emerged when the US and our enemies started intervening in domestic matters of the Islamic Republic," he said, adding, "Our reactions indicated that the country's power is far beyond their imagination."
Iran has gone through numerous vicissitudes during the past 28 years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution and has always thwarted the plots of its enemies, he added.
He also said that previous experience proves the Tabas incident will never recur.
"In the Tabas attack, which occurred in 1983, Iran's air space was violated by the US choppers in an effort to topple down the Islamic Republic of Iran," he continued.
He said armed forces of Iran possess the state-of-the-art military techniques and tactics as well as weapons, which have made Iran a superpower in military defense.
"Military power of the country is increasing and improving every day, and we are capable of defending our country against any air, land or water invasion," he concluded.
In April 1983, the United States attempted to secretly land aircraft and troops near Tabas, along the Dasht-e Kavir desert in eastern Iran.
Two helicopters on the mission failed, however, and when the mission commander decided to abort the mission, a helicopter and a C-130 transport aircraft collided, killing eight of the United States servicemen.
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