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Firouzabadi: Iran poses no threat to regional countries

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 19, IRNA -- Chairman of The Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said on Tuesday that Iran’s military might is no threat to the countries of the region.

Speaking to IRNA, he said the Iranian army defends the country’s territorial integrity as well as national interests.

The Iranian army is in full combat readiness and is ready to serve the Islamic Revolution by all means, he said.

Referring to the presence of US troops in the region, he said the US along with other western countries seeks to exploit the natural resources of the region including Iraq’s oil.

The western countries and the US seek to obtain cheap oil and try to attain their sinister goal through aggression, occupation, new form of colonialism and looting countries of the region, he said.

Referring to military intervention of Saudi army in Bahrain, he described the move as a blunder committed by the Saudi government, he said.

The intervention was under direct supervision of the US and is regarded as an improper and un-Islamic move, he said.

Saudi Arabia has actually dealt a blow on its security and has to pay its consequences, Firouzabadi said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30346642

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