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Iran possessing optimal security index: Armed Forces chief of staff

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA -- Iran, as far as the indexes for national security and peace as well as readiness to address threats are concerned, is in the best condition, says Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.

"We are in best conditions, as far as the national security and peace indexes as well as our deterrence power and readiness to counter potential threats are concerned," General Baqeri told reporters in a ceremony on Thursday.

"We have no security concerns and the Iranian Armed Forces are vigilant and remain to monitor developments in the region," he said.

Answering a question regarding the anti-Iranian rhetoric used by some participants of the recent Munich Security Conference against the Iranian high-ranking officials, Baqeri said that what they said was indicative of a political backwardness.

"All the rhetoric they use and threats they make against the Iranian people in some global forums shows their political backwardness," he said.

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